One manifestation of disturbed breathing during sleep in excessive daytime sleepiness (EDS). The presence of certain clinical findings can help identify a person with excessive daytime sleepiness.


Criteria for excessive daytime sleepiness: one or more of the following

(1) often feel asleep when unoccupied

(2) sometimes or often experience irresistible sleepiness

(3) had suffered a motor vehicle accident due to sleepiness


More than 1 of these features increases the likelihood for the diagnosis.


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