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Sleep Quizs

In contrast to just feeling tired, how likely are you to doze off or fall asleep in the following situations? Use the following scale to choose the most appropriate number for each situation:

0 = Would never doze
1 = Slight chance of dozing
2 = Moderate chance of dozing
3 = High chance of dozing

Sitting and reading 0 1 2 3
Watching Television 0 1 2 3
Sitting inactive in a public place (i.e. theater) 0 1 2 3
As a car passenger for an hour without a break 0 1 2 3
Lying down to rest in the afternoon 0 1 2 3
Sitting and talking to someone 0 1 2 3
Sitting quietly after lunch without alcohol 0 1 2 3
In a car, while stopping for a few minutes in traffic 0 1 2 3

1-6 Congratulations, you are getting enough sleep!
7-8 Your score is average
9 and up Seek the advise of a sleep specialist without delay

A score of 9 or above indicates that you may be having a problem with daytime sleepiness, but below 9 does not necessarily mean that you don't have a problem.


The following questions relate to the behavior you have observed in the sleeper while he or she is asleep.  Use the following scale to choose the most appropriate number for each situation:

0 =  Never

1 =  Infrequently (one night per week)

2 = Frequently (two or three nights per week)

3 =  Most nights (four or more nights per week)

1.  Loud, obtrusive or irritating snoring

2.  Chocking or gasping for air

3.  Pauses in breathing

4.  Twitching and/or kicking of arms or legs

5.  Snoring requiring separate bedrooms

6.  Falling asleep inappropriately (e.g., at meetings or while driving)

Total Score: ________

A score of 5 or greater indicates symptoms affecting the health, safety or quality of life of the observed person.

If the Epworth Scale's score is 9 or greater or if the Sleep Observer Scale score is 5 or greater, consult with Dr. Shankland so that he may direct you towards the proper treatment.  Sleep breathing disorders can be life-threatening and at the very least, can cause or greatly contribute to many systemic diseases (e.g., diabetes, hypertension, cardiovascular disease).

Women's Sleep Quiz

The following brief quiz from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine may show you how healthy your sleep may be.  If you answer "true" more than twice, you may want to discuss this quiz with Dr. Shankland.

True or False

1.  I feel sleepy during the day, even when I get a good night's sleep.
2.  I get very irritable when I can't sleep.
3.  I often wake up at night and have trouble falling back to sleep.
4.  It usually takes me a long time to fall asleep.
5.  I often wake up very early and can't fall back to sleep.
6.  I usually feel achy and stiff when I wake up in the morning.
7.  I often seem to wake up because of dreams.
8.  I sometimes wake up gasping for breath.
9.  My bed partner says my snoring keeps him/her from sleeping.
10. I've fallen asleep while driving.

Again, if you've answered "true" to two or more of these questions, or if you have any concerns about your inability to sleep well. make an appointment to consult with Dr. Shankland.