Volunteers needed – how should we measure sleepiness in children?

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10 October 2021

The Southampton children’s sleep clinic invites volunteers to improve the way that the medical profession measures sleepiness in children.

The goal of the project, run by researchers at the University of Southampton, is to devise a sleep questionnaire that makes more sense for children than does the current Epworth Sleepiness Scale. The new scale, known as the Situational Sleepiness Scale, aims to improve how clinicians understand narcolepsy and other sleep disorders in children and hence inform better treatment. Parents of children with narcolepsy and/or their children are being asked to take part in online interviews to share their thoughts and feedback on this new scale.

If you are interested in getting involved, see the attached poster for more details and send an email Lucy Edwards before 22 October 2021.