Original Article

Evaluation of Excessive Daytime Sleepiness with Sleep Apnea and Determining the Relationship Between Life Quality


  • Cemal Hacı
  • Reşit Murat Açıkalın
  • Zafer Gezginadam
  • Samet Çağrı Coşkun
  • Hüseyin Tarık Yanık
  • Hüsamettin Yaşar

Received Date: 28.09.2018 Accepted Date: 26.11.2018 Med Bull Haseki 2019;57(1):79-84


Obstructive Sleep Apnea syndrome (OSAS) is an important health issue characterized by repetitive episodes of upper airway obstruction affecting many different systems in the human body. In this study, we aimed to examine the relationship of daytime sleepiness with quality of life in patients with OSAS.


In this study, adult patients, who underwent diagnostic polysomnography for the first time in our clinic, were included. Data on physical examination findings and demographic characteristics were recorded. The Epworth Sleepiness Scale, 36-Item Short Form Health Survey (SF-36), Beck Anxiety Inventory, and the Beck Depression Inventory were administered to the patients.


A total of 136 patients with the mean age of 45.5±9.7 (22- 68) were included in the study. Thirty four patients were (25%) female and 102 were male (75%). Simple snoring was detected in 30 patients (22.1%), mild OSAS in 24 patients (17.6%), moderate OSAS in 26 patients (19.1%) and severe OSAS was found in 56 patients (42.1%). Epworth Sleepiness Scale scores in patients with severe OSAS were statistically significantly higher than in other patients. The lowest SF-36 scores were observed in severe OSAS patients.


The quality of life was significantly decreased in patients with severe OSAS. We assume that quality life was negatively correlated Epworth Sleepiness Scale scores.

Keywords: Apnea, quality of life, sleep

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