Flashcards in sleep disorders Deck (12):
What are the causes of daytime sleepiness?
Sleep breathing disorders
Restless leg syndrome
What does an elevated epworth sleepiness score implicate?
person perceives a high level of sleepiness and so you need consider the factors that might contribute to their sleepiness.--> stronger correlation to depression
what score constitutes an elevated epworth sleepiness score?
what is the major controller of respiration during sleep?
what happens to upper airway during sleep
upper airway resistance increases
What causes a snore
turbulent airway- due to incomplete obstruction by tongue falling back and upper airway collapse
Cardinal symptoms of sleep apnea?
excessive daytime somnolence
other symptoms of sleep apnea
complications of severe OSA
pulmonary hypertension and cor pulmonale, polycythaemia
dx of OSA?
greater than 5 number of sleep apnea events per hour, and how it affects oxygen
what is the cause of narcolepsy
deficiency in the NT orexin