The burden of obstructive sleep apnea and associated excessive sleepiness.

@article{Pagel2008TheBO,
  title={The burden of obstructive sleep apnea and associated excessive sleepiness.},
  author={James F. Pagel},
  journal={The Journal of family practice},
  year={2008},
  volume={57 8 Suppl},
  pages={S3-8}
}
Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is highly prevalent within the primary care community, and yet it is frequently undiagnosed. The most common symptom of OSA--excessive sleepiness (ES)--can negatively affect quality of life. Because the ES associated with OSA results in an increased risk of motor vehicle accidents, occupational accidents, and decreased daily functioning, the primary care provider (PCP) needs to be vigilant for risk factors and symptoms associated with this sleep disorder… CONTINUE READING

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