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Daytime sleepiness: A risk factor in community life

Daytime sleepiness: A risk factor in community life

Acta Neurologica Scandinavica 86(4): 337-341

The prevalence of daytime sleepiness and background factors associated with it were investigated in a study carried out at the UKK Institute. The inquiry took the form of a questionnaire mailed to 1600 people of middle age. Daytime sleepiness was found to be associated with disturbed night sleep. Women were more tired than men, but men slept more frequently during the day. Those suffering from tiredness complained of poor health more than other respondents. Traffic accidents and other mishaps attributable to tiredness had occurred in 1.3% of cases, and almost 5% of male respondents had dozed off while driving at least five times in their lives. The findings indicate a need for increased attention to disturbance of sleep and daytime sleepiness in routine health screening.

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Accession: 008419616

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PMID: 1455978

DOI: 10.1111/j.1600-0404.1992.tb05097.x

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