Sleep Disorder Quiz

Eighteen to 20 million Americans have sleep disorders, reducing the way they function throughout the day, increasing their chances of falling asleep while driving, and harming their health by placing stress on the heart and other body functions.

The only sure way to diagnose a sleep disorder is to undergo a sleep study, in which specialists observe a person's nighttime breathing, oxygenation, sleep rhythms and nocturnal movements. Sleeping rooms are equipped with microphones, EEG machines and video recorders that allow a patient to be thoroughly evaluated. The first step in a sleep consultation is filling out a detailed questionnaire about your sleep habits.

INSTRUCTIONS
Take this interactive test (a shorter version of a sleep questionnaire) to find out whether you should consult your doctor about your sleep trouble.

Sleep Tool

Do you have difficulty falling or staying asleep?
Yes: No:
Do you snore?
Yes: No:
Do you fall asleep while watching television or reading?
Yes: No:
Do you feel tired in the daytime, even if you slept 8-10 hours the night before?
Yes: No:
Do you have trouble functioning at work or in your daily tasks because of sleepiness?
Yes: No:
Do you have vivid, unpleasant dreams?
Yes: No:
Have you ever had a sudden attack of intense sleepiness?
Yes: No:

Disclaimer
Because every patient's symptoms and medical history are unique, Sharp.com cannot offer personalized diagnosis and treatment advice. Please consult your physician for further information.