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Tsukuba Research on Sleep Disorders

Test to detect Sleep Apnea Syndrome ineffective

A test to detect Sleep Apnea Syndrome (SAS), or people who often stop breathing while sleeping, is ineffective, research has shown. Research by Takeshi Tanigawa, an assistant professor at Tsukuba University and other experts, shows that 86 percent of people who faced a high likelihood of SAS in a brief examination were diagnosed as not suffering from SAS in a follow-up Epworth Sleepiness Scale (ESS) test.

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