Coexistence of Obstructive Sleep Apnea Syndrome and Narcolepsy: Four Cases


MERMİ DİBEK D., Bulut O., Ferik S., Celik A. O., ÖZTURA İ., BAKLAN B.

JOURNAL OF TURKISH SLEEP MEDICINE-TURK UYKU TIBBI DERGISI, vol.7, no.1, pp.36-40, 2020 (ESCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 7 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.4274/jtsm.galenos.2020.35220
  • Journal Name: JOURNAL OF TURKISH SLEEP MEDICINE-TURK UYKU TIBBI DERGISI
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.36-40
  • Keywords: Narcolepsy, Sleep Apnea syndrome, daytime sleepiness, coexistence, CHILDHOOD NARCOLEPSY, COMORBIDITIES, OREXIN
  • Dokuz Eylül University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

Excessive daytime sleepiness is a common clinical application of Obstructive Sleep Apnea syndrome and narcolepsy patients. Although both medical conditions can be different in extensive daytime sleepiness features and accompanying symptomatology, distinctive features may be masked in some cases. In our four reported cases, there were obstructive sleep apnea syndrome and narcolepsy type 1 coexistence. We aimed to discuss the possibility of this condition being comorbidity, the possibility of masking the type clinics in their association or the possibility of causing each other's risk factors.