Sleep Center Quick Sleep Study
Take this simple test to see if you might suffer from a sleep disorder.
How likely are you to doze off or fall asleep in the situations described in the box below, in contrast to feeling just tired?
This refers to your usual way of life in recent times. Even if you haven't 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|
|Sitting inactive in a public place|
|Sitting as a car passenger for an hour without a break|
|Lying down to rest in the afternoon|
|Sitting and talking to someone|
|Sitting quietly after a lunch without alcohol|
|In a car, while stopped for a few minutes in traffic|
|Total Epworth Score|
If you score higher than 10, you should contact your physician for a treatment plan that might be right for you.
If your total score is less than 8: You have a normal amount of sleepiness.
If your total score is 8-9: You have an average amount of sleepiness.
If your total score is 10-15: You may be excessively sleepy depending on the situation. You may want to seek medical attention.
If your total score is greater than 16: You are excessively sleepy and should seek medical attention.
Please check symptoms that describe your sleep complaint(s).
Major Criteria: (Patient only has to meet one of these criteria)
- Witness apnea
- Morbid Obesity
- Loud snoring with disrupted sleep
- Pathological hyper somnolence
Minor Criteria: (If you do not meet one of the major criteria, you should meet at least two of the following to consider treatment)
- Daytime fatigue
- Morning headaches
- Abnormal oropharyngeal exam (including tonsillar enlargement)
- Nocturnal choking
- Polycythemia (unexplained)
- Restless sleep
If you checked more than two areas, it's time to see your physician about a more detailed sleep study.
Sleep studies are non-invasive procedures and consist of monitoring several vital functions to determine if you have a sleep disorder and if there is an underlying health condition. By having a sleep study, your physician will be better equipped to find the best possible treatment solution so you can sleep well tonight for a better tomorrow.
Talk to your doctor about having a sleep study to determine if you are one of the millions of Americans suffering from a sleep disorder.
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