Hypersomnia in the Prader Willi syndrome: clinical-electrophysiological features and underlying factors.

@article{Manni2001HypersomniaIT,
  title={Hypersomnia in the Prader Willi syndrome: clinical-electrophysiological features and underlying factors.},
  author={Raffaele Manni and Lucia Politini and Lino Nobili and Franco Ferrillo and Chiara Livieri and E Veneselli and Roberta Biancheri and Miriam Martinetti and Amelia Tartara},
  journal={Clinical neurophysiology : official journal of the International Federation of Clinical Neurophysiology},
  year={2001},
  volume={112 5},
  pages={800-5}
}
OBJECTIVE Excessive daytime sleepiness is a common symptom in Prader Willi syndrome (PWs). Sleep disordered breathing (SDB) and narcoleptic traits such as REM sleep onsets (SOREMPs) have been reported in these subjects. We evaluated nighttime and daytime sleep patterns in patients with PWs in order to clarify the nature of their hypersomnia. DESIGN AND METHODS We performed overnight continuous EEG-polysomnographic studies (with breathing monitoring included) in 14 subjects (6 M,8 F; mean age… CONTINUE READING
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