Signals from an “alien” force

Nur S. Sulaiman, Laura Bandick, Vinod Aiyappan

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A 55-year-old man presented to the sleep clinic for evaluation of possible sleep-disordered breathing. This was in the context of a 3-year history of poor sleep. He reported symptoms consistent with both initiation and maintenance insomnia. He reported excessive daytime sleepiness, with frequent short naps across the day. He was also informed by his family that he snored heavily in sleep. His Epworth Sleepiness scale was 20/24...
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)760-763
Number of pages4
JournalAnnals of the American Thoracic Society
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2018
Externally publishedYes


  • sleep analysis
  • sleep disordered breathing
  • Deep brain stimulation (DBS)
  • sleep study


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