This strange sounding sleep disorder is often an indicator of sleep apnea.
In a study published in the April issue of Ophthalmology, researchers wanted to see how often patients with floppy eyelid syndrome had sleep apnea.
They compared 102 patients with floppy eyelid syndrome with a same-sized group of people without the disorder.
Researchers measured each subject for sleep apnea using the Epworth Sleepiness Scale. They also counted anyone who was already receiving treatments for sleep apnea, such as CPAP or oral appliance therapy.
About a third of floppy eyelid syndrome patients had sleep apnea.
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