Journal article

Excessive daytime sleepiness in obstructive sleep apnea: prevalence, severity, and predictors

U Seneviratne, K Puvanendran

Sleep Medicine | ELSEVIER | Published : 2004


OBJECTIVES: To assess prevalence, severity, and predictive factors of excessive daytime sleepiness (EDS) in obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) in an Asian population. METHODS: A retrospective, cross-sectional study of data from patients diagnosed with OSA over a period of three years and having had overnight polysomnography (PSG) followed by daytime multiple sleep latency test (MSLT). Respiratory disturbance index (RDI) was used for diagnosis and assessment of severity. OSA was classified as mild (RDI 5-20), moderate (RDI 20-40), and severe (RDI>40). EDS was objectively assessed using MSLT. According to MSLT, patients were categorized into two groups; EDS (mean sleep latency:MSL10). PSG, MSLT and..

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