New US guidelines for daytime sleepiness

The American College of Physicians has published a new guideline that urges doctors to assess patients with unexplained daytime sleepiness for obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA).

"Obstructive sleep apnoea is a serious health condition,” says college president Dr David Fleming. “It is important to diagnose individuals with unexplained daytime sleepiness so that they can get the proper treatment."

The ACP recommends a full-night, attended, in-laboratory polysomnography (PSG) in