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Sleepiness, Depression & Obesity

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Doctors have found a link between daytime sleepiness, depression and obesity.

Researchers at Penn State Hershey Sleep Research & Treatment Center revealed the results of a new study at the Associated Professional Sleep Societies annual meeting, in Boston.

They found that depression and obesity were the main risk factors for "new-onset" excessive sleepiness after 7.5 years of follow-up.

Study author, Dr. Alexandros Vgontzas says, "Weight loss, depression and sleep disorders should be our priorities in terms of preventing the medical complications and public safety hazards associated with this excessive sleepiness."