L-tyrosine may have therapeutic value in the treatment of narcolepsy. - GreenMedInfo Summary
L-tyrosine in the treatment of narcolepsy.
Med Hypotheses. 1990 Dec;33(4):269-73. PMID: 2090930
Narcolepsy is a disorder characterized by the sudden urge to sleep. The biochemical etiology of this disorder is believed to be due to dopamine abnormalities. Since the precursor of dopamine is L-tyrosine, the administration of this amino acid may prove beneficial in the treatment of narcolepsy. Preliminary research apparently supports this hypothesis.