INTRODUCTION - Recent studies have shown a potential relationship between gastroesophageal reflux disease and daytime sleepiness. The increased sleepiness is one of the symptoms due to decreased daytime performance caused by the breathing difficulties during sleep. The aim of this study was to analyse the potential relationship between gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) and daytime somnolence. PATIENTS AND METHODS - The Epworth Sleepiness Scale was used to assess daytime somnolence for 134 patients undergoing upper panendoscopy and it was correlated to the severity of the endoscopic findings, according to the Savary-Miller classification. Data was analysed witf multivariant linear and logistic regression analysis. RESULTS - A positive tendency was found between reflux disease and daytime somnolence along with the severity of GERD. In the case of the more severe type - Savary-Miller III - the increase of daytime somnolence was significantly higher (p<0,05), than in the case of non-erosive type wich represents the mildest degree of reflux disease. CONCLUSION - According to the results of the study the more severe forms of GERD can influence the effect on daytime somnolence.
|Translated title of the contribution||The relationship between gastroesophageal reflux disease and daytime sleepiness|
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||Lege Artis Medicinae|
|Publication status||Published - May 1 2004|
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