Predictors of sleep-disordered breathing in obese adults who are chronic short sleepers

Sleep Medicine, 04/13/2012

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.

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