Many people with sleep disorders such as sleep apnea don't realize they have a problem or blame their symptoms on something else. The quiz below can help you determine whether you may have a sleeping problem.
If you answer "yes" to at least two questions, you should consider discussing your sleep with a health professional.
- Do you feel sleepy during the day, even after you've had a good night's sleep?
- Does it take you a long time to fall asleep?
- Do you have trouble falling back asleep when you wake up at night?
- Do your legs jerk at night or do you feel uncomfortable sensations in your legs?
- Do you ever wake up at night gasping for breath?
- Do you scream out, sleepwalk or experience other unusual nighttime behaviors?
- Do you wake up earlier than you would like to wake up?
- Do you feel irritable or have trouble relaxing at bedtime?
- Do you ever fall asleep during work, driving or other daytime activities?
- Do you have trouble concentrating or remembering things?
- Do you have occasional morning headaches?
- Do you snore loudly?
If you would like to discuss these issues with a healthcare professional and want assistance finding a sleep medicine specialist who is affiliated with Princeton HealthCare System, call 1.888.PHCS4YOU (1.888.742.7496).
University Medical Center of Princeton at Plainsboro Sleep Center offers comprehensive care for adults and children in a single location. Our board certified physicians provide sleep evaluations and treatment plans in our outpatient clinic. If necessary, they can refer patients for an overnight study in our state-of-the-art sleep monitoring rooms and coordinate on-site equipment fittings and training sessions.
Note: The questionnaire provided above is for general education purposes and is not intended to constitute medical advice. The information should not be used for diagnosis or treatment, nor should it be used to replace the advice of licensed healthcare professionals. Health concerns or questions should be discussed with your physician. If you have any concerns about your health, please contact your healthcare provider.