Excessive daytime sleepiness: a challenge for the practising neurologist.

  title={Excessive daytime sleepiness: a challenge for the practising neurologist.},
  author={Christian Guilleminault and Stephen N. Brooks},
  journal={Brain : a journal of neurology},
  volume={124 Pt 8},
The complaint of excessive daytime sleepiness, commonly encountered in neurological practice, may arise from a variety of disorders. The list of possibilities spans virtually every major area of medicine, neurology and psychiatry. A clear, detailed history is invaluable in negotiating these numerous diagnostic considerations; however, the symptom may be expressed in terms that do not directly denote somnolence (e.g. 'tiredness' or 'fatigue'). Accurate diagnosis is important, not only because of… CONTINUE READING