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SLEEP QUIZ - HOW WELL DO YOU SLEEP?

 

This quiz may help you recognize and detect symptoms of sleep disorders. Getting an evaluation at a sleep disorders center is the best way to determine if you have a sleep disorder. To take this sleep quiz, check the box in front of the number of each statement that is true for you. To score the test, follow the directions at the end of the test.

 

1.   I have been told that I snore.

 

2.   I have been told that I hold my breath while I sleep.

3.   I have high blood pressure.

 

4.   I get morning headaches.

 

5.   I often wake up gasping for breath.

 

6.   I often feel sleepy and struggle to remain alert during the day.

 

7. I frequently wake with a dry mouth.

8. I have difficulty falling asleep.

 

9. Thoughts race through my mind and prevent me from getting to sleep.

 

10. I anticipate a problem with sleep several times a week.

 

11. I often wake up and have trouble going back to sleep.

 

12. I wake up earlier in the morning than I would like to.

 

13. I lie awake for half an hour or more before I fall asleep.

 

14. I have trouble concentrating at work or school.

 

15. When I am angry or surprised, I feel like my muscles are going limp.

16. I have fallen asleep while driving.

 

17. I often feel like I am in a daze.

 

18. I have experienced vivid dreamlike scenes upon falling asleep or awakening.

 

19. I have fallen asleep in social settings such as movies or at a party.

 

20. I have “sleep attacks” during the day no matter how hard I try to stay awake.

 

21. I wake up at night with an acid/sour taste in my mouth.

 

22. I wake up at night coughing or wheezing.

 

23. I have frequent sore throats.

 

24. I have heartburn at night.

 

25. I have been told that I kick and/or jerk during sleep.

 

26. When trying to go to sleep, I experience an aching or crawling sensation in my legs.

 

27. I experience leg pain or cramps at night.

 

28. Sometimes I can't keep my legs still at night; I just have to move them to feel comfortable.

 

 

Questions 1-7:      If you answered YES to three or more questions, you have symptoms of SLEEP APNEA - a potentially serious disorder that causes you to stop breathing repeatedly, often hundreds of times in the night during your sleep.

 

Questions 8-14:    If you answered YES to three or more questions, you have symptoms of INSOMNIA - a persistent inability to fall asleep or stay asleep.

 

Questions 15-20:  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 21-24:  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 25-28:  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.

 

THE SLEEP DISORDERS CENTER OF KEY WEST

@ 305-292-2259