Sleepiness impairs memory and concentration. We report a case of a patient who inadvertently left his infant son in a car, having forgotten to drop him off at day care. The infant died of heat exposure. There is credible evidence that sleepiness from a combination of sleep deprivation and previously undiagnosed severe obstructive sleep apnea contributed to this tragedy.
- Severe obstructive sleep apnea
- Sleep deprivation