The American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) defines EDS as:
- The inability to maintain wakefulness and alertness during the major waking episodes of the day
- Resulting in periods of irrepressible need for sleep or unintended lapses into drowsiness or sleep
While involuntary episodes of sleep are more likely to occur during relaxing or inactive situations, for some, they can also occur during those situations that require active participation.
Changes in neurocognitive function are common and can make it difficult for patients to focus, remember, and complete day-to-day tasks
In an online survey, patients shared the real impact of EDS in OSA
*In an online study conducted by Jazz Pharmaceuticals, participants were asked about key topics connected to their experiences with EDS and OSA. Participants included patients (n=310) diagnosed with OSA who reported EDS (total score >10) on the Epworth Sleepiness Scale.