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.
|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|
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.