Journal of Sleep Disorders & Therapy

Journal of Sleep Disorders & Therapy
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ISSN: 2167-0277

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Eve R Rogers

Eve R Rogers


  • Research Article
    Self-Management Techniques for Excessive Daytime Sleepiness Used by Participants in a Narcolepsy Advocacy Group
    Author(s): Lois E Krahn and Eve R RogersLois E Krahn and Eve R Rogers

    Study objectives: Excessive daytime sleepiness (EDS) interferes with functioning and causes distress for narcoleptic patients. Self-management techniques are believed to an important part of a comprehensive treatment plan for patients with narcolepsy. Relatively little is known about how behavioral tactics are perceived and which techniques are used more often. This study examined behavioral techniques used for EDS in a non-clinical sample. Methods: A survey developed by the authors listing 16 different possible behavioral tactics plus write in options was distributed at a national Narcolepsy Network conference. Results: Data were analyzed for 44 respondents who self-identified as having narcolepsy. Walking around a room was the most commonly used tactic identified by 73% of respondents. Napping ranked second, with.. Read More»
    DOI: 10.4172/2167-0277.1000214

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