Is the Epworth Sleepiness Scale Sufficient to Identify the Excessively Sleepy Subtype of OSA?

Diego R. Mazzotti, Brendan T. Keenan, Elin H. Thorarinsdottir, Thorarinn Gislason, Allan I. Pack, Sleep Apnea Global Interdisciplinary Consortium, Peter Eastwood

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Abstract

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Excessive daytime sleepiness (EDS), a prevalent clinical feature in OSA, is associated with adverse consequences. The Epworth Sleepiness Scale (ESS) is the most widely used instrument to characterize subjective EDS in OSA. Patients with an ESS score of >10 are typically categorized as having EDS. However, clustering analyses of a broader range of clinical symptoms have identified unique and reproducible symptom-based subtypes of moderate-to-severe OSA that is characterized by disturbed sleep, different degrees of excessive sleepiness, or minimal symptoms...
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)557-561
Number of pages5
JournalChest
Volume161
Issue number2
Early online date27 Oct 2021
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Feb 2022

Keywords

  • Excessive daytime sleepiness (EDS)
  • Epworth Sleepiness Scale (ESS)
  • Obstructive sleep apnea
  • Sleep disorders

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