Do I Have a Sleep Disorder?

Print Questionnaire (pdf)

Do you (or have you been told) that you:
Snore heavily?
Have pauses in your breathing during sleep?
Wake up gasping, choking or short of breath?
Awaken with a headache that soon goes away?
Feel drowsy when you don’t want to (during meetings, driving, on the phone, etc)? 
Feel tired in the morning, even after sleeping all night?
Have a history of high blood pressure, diabetes, stroke or coronary artery disease?
Have a neck size equal to or larger than 17 inches (for women) or 18 inches (for men)?

If you checked two or more boxes, you may have a sleep disorder.

Epworth Sleepiness Scale
The Epworth Sleepiness Scale is used to determine the level of daytime sleepiness. These issues should be discussed with your personal physician.

Situation Chance of Dozing or Sleeping
Sitting and Reading
 
Watching TV  
Sitting inactive in a public place  
Being a passenger in a motor vehicle for an hour or more  
Lying down in the afternoon  
Sitting and talking to someone  
Sitting quietly after lunch (no alcohol)  
Stopped for a few minutes in traffic while driving  
Total Score (add the scores up)
This is your Epworth Score
Tally your score and select your range

If you score 10 or more on this test, you should consider whether you are obtaining adequate sleep, need to improve your sleep hygiene and/or need to see a sleep specialist.

To schedule a sleep study, please call 617-243-5699.

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