Are you worried you may have a sleep disorder? Below are two simple assessments you can take to determine if you need further evaluation:
Epworth Sleep Scale
The Epworth Scale is a quick and simple test designed to detect if you may have a sleep disorder. Answer the following questions using the scale below: How likely are you to doze or fall asleep in the following situations, in contrast to just feeling tired?
This refers to your usual way of life in recent times. Even if you have not done some of these things recently, try to think about how they would have affected you.
0 = Would NEVER doze
1 = SLIGHT chance of dozing
2 = MODERATE chance of dozing
3 = HIGH chance of dozing
Given your score of eight or more points, you should consider making an appointment with your doctor to discuss the results. You can also call the Center for Sleep Medicine directly for more information at (914)-787-4400.
Your score was below eight points which indicates it is unlikely that you have a sleep disorder. You may call the Center for Sleep Medicine for more information at (914)-787-4400.
Sleep Patterns & Associated Disorders Test
Answer YES or NO to the following questions regarding your sleep patterns. A guide for scoring the test follows the questions.
About the Sleep Patterns & Associated Disorders Test
In addition to the disorders featured in this test, there are more than 75 other types of sleep disorders. Fortunately, most of these sleep problems can be relieved with proper treatment. Please keep in mind that this test is intended only as a general source of educational information. If you, or a family member, believe you have a problem sleeping or staying awake, you should consult your physician. Certain sleep disorders can be very serious, but most are easily treated.
If you or a family member believes you have a problem sleeping or staying awake, you should consult your physician about a sleep study. If you don’t have a doctor, you can call the Lawrence Hospital Center Physician Referral Service at 914-787-5000 for a referral. Or, to learn more about the Center for Sleep Medicine at Lawrence Hospital call 914-787-4400.