Sleep disturbance and daytime sleepiness in patients with cirrhosis: A case control study

Barbara Mostacci, Monica Ferlisi, Alessandro Baldi Antognini, Claudia Sama, Cristina Morelli, Susanna Mondini, Fabio Cirignotta

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Abstract

Sleep disturbance and excessive daytime sleepiness have been reported in patients with hepatic cirrhosis. The objective of this study was to evaluate daytime somnolence and sleep complaints in a group of 178 patients with cirrhosis compared to a control group. Sleep features and excessive daytime sleepiness were evaluated by the Basic Nordic Sleep Questionnaire (BNSQ) and the Epworth Sleepiness Scale (ESS). We collected clinical and laboratory data, neurological assessment and EEG recordings in cirrhotic patients. Patients with cirrhosis complained of more daytime sleepiness (p

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)237-240
Number of pages4
JournalNeurological Sciences
Volume29
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2008

Keywords

  • Daytime somnolence
  • Insomnia
  • Liver cirrhosis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health
  • Dermatology

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