Mercy Health Sleep Centers
How well do you sleep?
A good night's sleep is important to your well being. Because most people spend roughly one-third of their lives asleep, it is easy to see how the quality of sleep directly affects the quality of life. Many people suffer needlessly simply because they are unaware that a problem exists. Once detected, most sleep disorders can be corrected.
The simple test below is designed to alert you to the possibility of a sleep disorder. Note any condition that you've experienced in the past year.
- I have difficulty falling asleep.
- I've been told that I snore and hold my breath at night.
- I wake up with a headache.
- I have high blood pressure.
- Not matter how hard I try to stay awake, I fall asleep.
- I suddenly wake up gasping for air.
- I feel sleepy during the day, even if I slept through the night.
- I wake up with heartburn.
- I seem to be losing my sex drive.
- I am overweight.
- I am irritable, fatigued or have difficulty concentrating.
- My heart skips a beat or races during the night.
- I have trouble keeping my legs still when falling asleep and during sleep.
- I have trouble falling back to sleep after awakening during the night.
This test informs you of signs and symptoms associated with common sleep disorders. If you noted two or more items, you might be suffering from a sleep disorder.
This text is intended as a general source of information. It should not be used for diagnosis or treatment. Only a thorough sleep evaluation by a sleep specialist can determine if you have a sleep disorder.