Natural history of excessive daytime sleepiness: role of obesity, weight loss, depression, and sleep propensity.

@article{FernandezMendoza2015NaturalHO,
  title={Natural history of excessive daytime sleepiness: role of obesity, weight loss, depression, and sleep propensity.},
  author={Julio Fernandez-Mendoza and Alexandros N. Vgontzas and Ilia Kritikou and Susan L. Calhoun and Duanping Liao and Edward O. Bixler},
  journal={Sleep},
  year={2015},
  volume={38 3},
  pages={351-60}
}
STUDY OBJECTIVES Excessive daytime sleepiness (EDS) is highly prevalent in the general population and is associated with occupational and public safety hazards. However, no study has examined the clinical and polysomnographic (PSG) predictors of the natural history of EDS. DESIGN Representative longitudinal study. SETTING Sleep laboratory. PARTICIPANTS From a random, general population sample of 1,741 individuals of the Penn State Adult Cohort, 1,395 were followed up after 7.5 years… CONTINUE READING
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