Socio-professional handicap and accidental risk in patients with hypersomnias of central origin.

Abstract

Narcolepsy and idiopathic hypersomnia profoundly affect quality of life, education and work. Young patients are very handicapped by unexpected sleep episodes during lessons. Professionals frequently complain about sleepiness at work. Motor discomfort (i.e., cataplectic attacks) surprisingly is less handicapping in narcoleptics than sleepiness but only a few… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.smrv.2009.02.001

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