What impact does EDS related to sleep apnea have on your life?
Excessive Daytime Sleepiness (EDS) related to sleep apnea may be impacting your health and your relationships.
Do you nod off at work? Have you ever fallen asleep at the wheel? Are you missing out on events and activities because you have no energy? Do you worry you are letting your loved ones down because you are too tired to help out at home? Excessive Daytime Sleepiness related to sleep apnea is a different kind of tired—one that can have serious effects on your personal and professional life.
One study showed that falling asleep involuntarily is common among people with Excessive Daytime Sleepiness related to sleep apnea.
Excessive Daytime Sleepiness related to sleep apnea - 99 percent reported falling asleep while relaxing chart
99%
reported falling asleep while relaxing (eg, watching television)
Excessive Daytime Sleepiness related to sleep apnea - 65 percent reported falling asleep during the day chart
65%
reported falling asleep at some point during the day
Excessive Daytime Sleepiness related to sleep apnea - 38 percent reported falling asleep while driving chart
38%
reported falling
asleep while driving
We surveyed people living with sleep apnea and their partners to learn more about their experiences with Excessive Daytime Sleepiness. See what they had to say.
Excessive Daytime Sleepiness related to sleep apnea is not your fault.
If Excessive Daytime Sleepiness related to sleep apnea is having a negative impact on your work, your relationships, or your social life, you owe it to yourself to talk to your doctor.
Throughout this site, we refer to Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) as sleep apnea. This site does not address Central Sleep Apnea.

ES related to sleep apnea affects memory and can cause you to make mistakes and poor decisions.

ES related to sleep apnea can strain your relationship. Partners and family of people with ES related to sleep apnea feel the stress of having to adjust social plans.

A study showed that falling asleep involuntarily is
a common effect of ES related to sleep apnea

Excessive Daytime Sleepiness related to sleep apnea - 99 percent reported falling asleep while relaxing chart
99%
Reported falling asleep while relaxing (eg, watching television)
Excessive Daytime Sleepiness related to sleep apnea - 65 percent reported falling asleep during the day chart
65%
Reported falling asleep at some point during the day
Excessive Daytime Sleepiness related to sleep apnea - 38 percent reported falling asleep while driving chart
38%
Reported falling
asleep while driving

ES related to sleep apnea is not your fault.

If ES related to sleep apnea is having a negative impact on your work, your relationships, or your enjoyment of life, you owe it to yourself to talk to your doctor. You deserve to feel rested during the day.