Sleep apnea in adult myotonic dystrophy patients who have no excessive daytime sleepiness

Kiyan E., Okumus G., Cuhadaroglu Ç., Deymeer F.

SLEEP AND BREATHING, vol.14, no.1, pp.19-24, 2010 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 14 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s11325-009-0270-6
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.19-24
  • Keywords: Myotonic dystrophy, Excessive daytime sleepiness, Sleep apnea, Polysomnography, NEUROMUSCULAR DISEASE, RESPIRATORY-FAILURE, HYPOVENTILATION, COMPLICATIONS, PREDICTORS
  • Acibadem Mehmet Ali Aydinlar University Affiliated: No


Sleep apnea is common in myotonic dystrophy (MD) and may cause respiratory failure. Most of the sleep studies have been performed in patients with excessive daytime sleepiness (EDS), which is a characteristic and strong predictor of sleep apnea. Therefore, we investigated the prevalence of sleep apnea in adult MD patients who have no EDS.