Predictors of sleep-disordered breathing in obese adults who are chronic short sleepers
Sleep Medicine, 04/13/2012
Knutson KL et al. – In this sample of obese adults, subjective measures of sleep quality and sleepiness were not indicators of sleep disordered breathing (SDB). These results suggest that, in obese patients, physicians should not rely on subjective measures to determine who should be referred for a clinical sleep study. A wider use of portable apnea screening devices should be considered in nonsymptomatic, non–Hispanic white males.