Nonpharmacologic Management of Excessive Daytime Sleepiness.

TitleNonpharmacologic Management of Excessive Daytime Sleepiness.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2017
AuthorsEbben MR
JournalSleep Med Clin
Date Published2017 Sep
KeywordsBehavior Therapy, Disorders of Excessive Somnolence, Humans

Unlike other reviews written on this topic, the focus of this article is primarily on nonpharmacologic treatments for daytime sleepiness that is not secondary to other medical or psychological conditions. To provide an appropriate background on primary excessive daytime sleepiness, what is considered optimal sleep in terms of sleep duration, sleep insufficiency, and sleep need is discussed in detail. This discussion is followed by an examination of the behavioral strategy of banking sleep. After briefly discussing behavioral interventions for sleepiness associated with narcolepsy, a new behavioral method of treating daytime somnolence is proposed and described.

Alternate JournalSleep Med Clin
PubMed ID28778243

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