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 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 14 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s11325-009-0270-6
  • Title of Journal : SLEEP AND BREATHING
  • Page Numbers: pp.19-24
  • Keywords: Myotonic dystrophy, Excessive daytime sleepiness, Sleep apnea, Polysomnography, NEUROMUSCULAR DISEASE, RESPIRATORY-FAILURE, HYPOVENTILATION, COMPLICATIONS, PREDICTORS


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.