Obesity, Depression Linked to Daytime Sleepiness

It’s a common belief that insomnia is the cause of excessive daytime sleepiness (EDS), but a recent study at Pennsylvania State College of Medicine indicates that obesity and depression are common underlying causes for EDS.

Approximately 30% of us suffer from EDS, which contributes to loss of productivity on the job and increased chances of mistakes or accidents, including automobile accidents.

In this study, they found that obesity and gaining weight indicated who had EDS, and weight loss showed who was going to stop feeling sleepy during the day. Whether a person had adequate sleep at night or not had no effect on EDS.

Researchers believe this will help them personalize sleep medicine.

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