Jazz Pharmaceuticals Survey Highlights Significant Impact of Excessive Daytime Sleepiness Related to Sleep Apnea
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The survey, conducted by The Harris Poll and sponsored by
"The kind of exhaustion associated with sleep apnea can cause significant problems for patients at home, at work, and in their personal relationships," said
There are many ways to treat sleep apnea, but addressing the airway issue at night may not completely relieve the symptom of Excessive Daytime Sleepiness.7 Key findings from the survey highlighted that the majority of patients surveyed (73%) wished they knew more about treatment options for Excessive Daytime Sleepiness other than Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP), which is the most common form of airway therapy. A majority of partners surveyed (82%), would be likely to encourage their partner to make a change if recommended by their physician, including exercising more often (88%), changing their diet (85%) and taking a prescription medication (68%).6
To help patients and their loved ones recognize the signs and symptoms of Excessive Daytime Sleepiness related to sleep apnea, Jazz launched "A Different Kind of Tired," an educational campaign geared toward helping people living with sleep apnea understand that the exhaustion they feel during the day may be something more and encourage them to seek help.
"Excessive Daytime Sleepiness related to sleep apnea is a medical condition that causes many people to struggle to stay awake each day," said
People living with Excessive Daytime Sleepiness related to sleep apnea and their loved ones can access additional information about the survey, download a discussion guide for their next doctor's visit, and learn more about the condition by visiting ADifferentKindOfTired.com and by joining the conversation on
*About the Survey and Survey Methodology
The self-administered, online survey was conducted by The Harris Poll on behalf of
Respondents included a national sample of patients and partners who met the following criteria:
- Patients (310): U.S. residents, age 18+, that (i) have been diagnosed with sleep apnea, (ii) have not been diagnosed with another sleep condition, and (iii) scored a 10 or higher on the Epworth Sleepiness Scale (ESS).
- Partners (303): U.S. residents, age 18+, are the spouse or partner of someone who has been diagnosed with sleep apnea who does not currently have any other sleep conditions and scored a 10 or higher on the ESS.
Data were not weighted and are therefore only representative of the individuals who participated in the survey.
About "A Different Kind of Tired"
"A Different Kind of Tired" is an educational campaign created by
About Sleep Apnea and Excessive Daytime Sleepiness
Obstructive sleep apnea, commonly referred to as sleep apnea, is a highly prevalent disease (as high as 14% in men and 5% in women) in which Excessive Daytime Sleepiness is a major presenting complaint in many cases.4,5,8,9 Excessive Daytime Sleepiness related to sleep apnea is associated with impairments in cognitive function, work productivity, interpersonal relationships, and overall quality of life.3,5,10 Positive Airway Pressure (PAP) therapy, with its most common form being Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP), has been shown to be an effective therapy for sleep apnea that frequently results in improvement in Excessive Daytime Sleepiness in many patients; however, not all patients tolerate CPAP therapy and among those who tolerate CPAP, usage is highly variable. It is estimated that Excessive Daytime Sleepiness persists in 13%-65% of people using CPAP for sleep apnea.7,9,11-12
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American Academy of Sleep Medicine. Central disorders of hypersomnolence. In: The International Classification of Sleep Disorder – Third Edition ICSD-3) Online Version. Darien, IL: American Academy of Sleep Medicine; 2014. http://www.aasmnet.org/ebooks/icsd3. Accessed October 1, 2018.
- What Is Excessive Sleepiness. (n.d.). Retrieved from
National Sleep Foundationwebsite: https://sleepfoundation.org/excessivesleepiness/content/what-excessive-sleepiness
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American Academy of Sleep Medicine. The International Classification of Sleep Disorders. Third Edition (ICSD-3). 2014.
- Data on File (
SOL-2018-017,020-021,023, 028, 030-032). Palo Alto, CA: Jazz Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
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