Do You Have A Sleep Disorder?

If you answer 'Yes' to any of these questions, then you may be suffering from a sleep disorder. Please consult with your physician about the benefits of having a sleep study.

  • Do you snore?
  • Are you unable to stay awake during the day?
  • Do you wake up with a headache in the morning?
  • Do you wake up in the middle of the night unable to breath or
  • gasping for air?
  • Do you have sudden episodes of loss of muscle control, especially during emotional situations?
  • Do your legs jerk at night or feel restless?
  • Do you ever feel unable to move when falling asleep or waking up?
  • Do you have problems falling asleep or staying asleep?
  • Have you gained a lot of weight in a short time?
  • Are you experiencing difficulty concentrating or remembering things?



Epworth Sleepiness Scale

Downlaod

This is the standard series of questions that are widely used to see how your sleep affects your daily life. You will rate how likely you are to fall asleep in certain situations.

How likely are you to doze off or fall asleep in the following situations, in contrast to feeling just tired? This refers to your usual way of life in recent times. Even if you have not done some of these things recently try to work out how they would have affected you. Use the following scale to choose the most appropriate number for each situation:

0 = no chance of dozing

1 = slight chance of dozing

2 = moderate chance of dozing

3 = high chance of dozing

Sitting and reading

Watching TV

Sitting inactive in a public place (e.g a theater or a meeting)

As a passenger in a car for an hour without a break

Lying down to rest in the afternoon when circumstances permit

Sitting and talking to someone

Sitting quietly after a lunch without alcohol

In a car, while stopped for a few minutes in traffic

  Calculate Score

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