“Excessive Daytime Sleepiness” may not be detected in conventional tests

A new study from Pennsylvania State University, and reported in PsychCentral, looked at teacher and parent reported daytime sleepiness.  Often undetected in measures of amount of time spent in sleep, it is estimated that about 15% of children have EDS (Excessive Daytime Sleepiness), a problem whhich interferes with learning and behavioural control in school.  More refined neuropsychological testing is required, as well as parent and teacher reports, to correctly identify this problem.

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