Friday, October 07, 2005

Depression Linked To Sleepiness

Are you sleepy? You may be depressed.

Pennsylvania State University pshyciatry professor Edward Bixler, PhD, conducted a study which revealed that the number one risk factor for excessive daytime sleepiness was depression.

Over 16, 000 men and women participated in this study. Daytime sleepiness was seen equally among men and women. Although sleep apnea is often said to be the reason for excessive sleepiness, the study showed that depression was the cause more often than BMI, diabetes, smoking and sleep apnea.

People seeking help for excessive daytime sleepiness should be screened for depression, obesity and diabetes.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Proper diagnosis and treatment of my sleep disorders has changed the previous twenty years of hell to a good livable life for me.