Center for Sleep Medicine

Interactive Sleep Tests

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

1. Sitting and reading
2. Watching TV
3. Sitting, inactive in a public place (theater, meeting¢, etc.)
4. As a passenger in a car for an hour without a break
5. Lying down to rest in the afternoon when circumstances permit
6. Sitting and talking with someone
7. Sitting quietly after lunch without alcohol
8. In a car, while stopping for a few minutes in traffic
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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.

1. I have difficulty falling asleep. YES NO
2. Thoughts race through my mind and prevent me from sleeping. YES NO
3. I wake up during the night and have trouble going back to sleep. YES NO
4. I wake up earlier in the morning than I would like. YES NO
5. I sleep better on weekends. YES NO
6. I sleep better when traveling than in my own bed. YES NO
7. I've been told that I snore. YES NO
8. I suddenly wake up gasping for air during the night. YES NO
9. I've been told that I stop breathing while I sleep. YES NO
10. I feel tired or sleepy during the day even though I slept all night. YES NO
11. I have high blood pressure. YES NO
12. When I'm angry or surprised, I feel like I'm going limp. YES NO
13. I experience vivid dream-like scenes upon falling asleep or awakening. YES NO
14. No matter how hard I try to stay awake, I sometimes fall asleep anyway. YES NO
15. I feel unable to move when I am waking or falling asleep. YES NO
16. I wake up with heartburn. YES NO
17. I wake up with a bitter or bile taste in my mouth. YES NO
18. I wake up at night coughing or wheezing. YES NO
19. I take antacids frequently. YES NO
20. I have gained weight in the past year. YES NO
21. I have been told that I kick at night. YES NO
22. I experience aching or crawling sensations in my legs. YES NO
23. I sometimes can't keep my legs still at night. YES NO
24. I sometimes have leg cramps that keep me awake or awaken me at night. YES NO
25. I wake up with sore or stiff muscles. YES NO
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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.