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Sleep Disorder Quiz

Do you have a problem getting to sleep or awakening in the morning? Maybe it's your bedmate that complains about your snoring or kicking. Maybe it's waking up with a morning headache. Do you feel fatigued and irritable or doze off at the wrong times? Could it be effects of a sleep disorder?

This quiz will help you find out. Take the quiz, score yourself and draw your own conclusions. If you're still not sure, call us at 973-989-3477. We'll put your questions to bed once and for all.

1 I have been told that I snore.
Yes No
2 I have been told that I hold my breath while I sleep. Yes No
3 I have high blood pressure. Yes No
4 My friends and family say that I'm often grumpy and irritable. Yes No
5 I wish I had more energy. Yes No
6 I get morning headaches. Yes No
7 I often wake up gasping for breath. Yes No
8 I am overweight Yes No
9 I often feel sleepy and struggle to remain alert during the day. Yes No
10 I frequently wake with a dry mouth. Yes No
11 I have difficulty falling asleep. Yes No
12 Thoughts race through my mind and prevent me from getting to sleep. Yes No
13 I anticipate a problem with sleep several times a week. Yes No
14 I often wake up and have trouble going back to sleep. Yes No
15 I worry about things and have trouble relaxing. Yes No
16 I wake up earlier in the morning than I would like to. Yes No
17 I lie awake for half an hour or more before I fall asleep. Yes No
18 I often feel sad or depressed because I can't sleep. Yes No
19 I have trouble concentrating at work or school. Yes No
20 When I am angry or surprised, I feel like my muscles are going limp. Yes No
21 I have fallen asleep while driving. Yes No
22 I often feel like I am in a daze. Yes No
23 I have experienced vivid dreamlike scenes upon falling asleep or awakening. Yes No
24 I have fallen asleep in social settings such as movies or at a party. Yes No
25 I have vivid dreams soon after falling asleep or during naps. Yes No
26 I have "sleep attacks" during the day no matter how hard I try to stay awake. Yes No
27 I have episodes of feeling paralyzed during my sleep. Yes No
28 I wake up at night with an acid/sour taste in my mouth. Yes No
29 I wake up at night coughing or wheezing. Yes No
30 I have frequent sore throats. Yes No
31 I have heartburn at night. Yes No
32 During the night, I suddenly wake up feeling like I am choking. Yes No
33 I have noticed (or others have commented) that parts of my body jerk during sleep. Yes No
34 I have been told that I kick and jerk during sleep. Yes No
35 When trying to go to sleep, I experience an aching or crawling sensation in my legs. Yes No
36 I experience leg pain or cramps at night. Yes No
37 Sometimes I can't keep my legs still at night. I just have to move them to feel comfortable Yes No
38 Even though I slept during the night, I feel sleepy during the day. Yes No
What's Your Score?

Questions 1-10: If you answered YES to three or more questions, you have symptoms of Sleep Apnea- a potentially serious disorder which causes you to stop breathing repeatedly, often hundreds of times during your sleep.

Questions 11-18: If you answered YES to three or more questions, you have symptoms of Insomnia- a persistent inability to fall asleep or stay asleep.

Questions 19-27: If you answered YES to three or more questions, you have symptoms of Narcolepsy- a lifelong disorder characterized by sleep attacks during the day.

Questions 28-32: If you answered YES to three or more questions, you have symptoms of Gastroesophageal Reflux- a disorder caused by acid "backing up" into the esophagus during sleep.

Questions 33-38: If you answered YES to three or more questions, you have symptoms of Periodic Limb Movement Disorder- uncontrollable leg or arm jerks during sleep, or Restless Legs Syndrome- uncomfortable feelings in the legs at night.

For more information, call the Center for Sleep Medicine at 973-989-3477 or via fax at 973-989-3478.


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