This sleep test is not intended as medical advise. If you think you may have a sleep disorder, contact a physician, regardless of the results of this test.
Click on the line beside each statement that is true for you. If a statement does not apply or is false, simply go on to the next statement.
___ Snore Loudly
___ You or others have observed that you stop breathing or gasp for breath during sleep
___ Feel sleepy or doze off while watching TV, reading, driving or engaged in daily activities
___ Have difficulty sleeping 3 nights a week or more (e.g., trouble falling asleep, wake frequently during the night, wake too early and cannot get back to sleep or wake unrefreshed)
___ Feel unpleasant, tingling, creeping feelings or nervousness in your legs when trying to sleep
___ Interruptions to your sleep (e.g., nighttime heartburn, bad dreams, pain, discomfort, noise, sleep difficulties of family members, light or temperature)
SLEEP PROBLEMS ARE A SERIOUS THREAT TO YOUR HEALTH, SAFETY AND WELL-BEING.
If you have checked one or more of the statements provided, you should make an appointment to discuss this with your doctor. Please see the information provided below in response to your selection to learn why you may have a sleep problem and what it means.
Snoring occurs when there is a partial blockage of the airway. Snoring has been linked to increased blood pressure and may be a sign of sleep apnea.
You or others have observed that you stop breathing or gasp for breath during sleep
Observed pauses in breathing, often accompanied by snoring, are a symptom of a serious condition called sleep apnea. These breathing pauses reduce blood-oxygen levels, strain the heart and cardiovascular system, and contribute to daytime sleepiness.
Feel sleepy or doze off while watching TV, reading, driving or engaged in daily activities
Sleepiness during the day or at times when you expect to be awake and alert is a sign that you may be suffering from sleep deprivation, a sleep disorder such as sleep apnea or narcolepsy, or another treatable medical condition. Daytime sleepiness puts you at risk for driving drowsy, injury and illness and can significantly impair your mental abilities, emotions and performance.
Have difficulty sleeping 3 nights a week or more
Experiencing any of these insomnia symptoms a few nights a week is not a normal sleep pattern. Untreated insomnia is a risk factor for the onset of depression and can jeopardize your emotional outlook, social relations and sense of well-being. The toll of sleep loss can also affect your health, your safety and your performance in all areas of life.
Feel unpleasant, tingling, creeping feelings or nervousness in your legs when trying to sleep
These feelings in your legs indicate that you may have Restless Leg Syndrome (RLS), a neurological movement disorder characterized by a strong urge to move the legs and difficulty falling and staying asleep.
Interruptions to your sleep
Disruptions compromise both the quantity and quality of sleep and keep you from experiencing continuous, restorative sleep so necessary for performance, safety and health. They can be caused by an acute or chronic medical condition, a bright, noisy or uncomfortable environment, or awakenings caused by other people. Determining the causes of any sleep disruptions will help you and your doctor determine the best treatment.