Sleepiness and sleep quality in patients with HIV infection

Journal of Psychosomatic Research, 04/06/2012

Patients with HIV infection and not using evavirenz show an increased daytime sleepiness and a decreased quality of sleep. These findings could not be related to the immunological state of the patients. The only specific factor influencing daytime sleepiness in HIV infected patients is probably treatment with HAART. The most important factor determining sleepiness and sleep quality in HIV infected patients is depression which was found to be independent from the immunological state and HAART of the patients.

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