Epidemiology of daytime sleepiness: definitions, symptomatology, and prevalence.

  title={Epidemiology of daytime sleepiness: definitions, symptomatology, and prevalence.},
  author={Terry B. Young},
  journal={The Journal of clinical psychiatry},
  volume={65 Suppl 16},
Daytime sleepiness, or difficulty in maintaining a desired level of wakefulness, is frequently viewed by the general population as a common experience and predictable consequence of insufficient sleep. However, daytime sleepiness can have a serious impact on an individual's health, safety, and quality of life. Despite the fact that population-based studies have found that 1 in 5 adults suffers from daytime sleepiness, there is a lack of consistency in how daytime sleepiness is defined, measured… CONTINUE READING
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