Sleep Disorders Center
at Trinitas Regional Medical Center  908-994-8694

Sleep Quiz
sleep quiz
 
 

 


 
 



 I've been told that I snore

 I've been told that I stop breathing while sleeping

 I suddenly wake up gasping for air during the night

 I feel tired or sleepy during the day even if I slept all night

If you identify with any of the above, you should be evaluated for sleep apnea, a potentially life threatening disorder which causes you to stop breathing properly during sleep. It is associated with snoring which indicates obstructed breathing.

 

 I have difficulty falling asleep

 Thoughts race through my mind and prevent me from sleeping

 I wake up during the night and have trouble going back to sleep

 I wake up earlier in the morning than I would like to

 I sleep better on weekends

 I sleep better when traveling than during the week or in my own bed.

If you identify with any of the above, you should be evaluated for insomnia, a persistent inability to fall asleep or stay asleep.

 

 I have been told that I kick at night

 I feel aching or crawling sensations in my legs

 I sometimes can't keep my legs still at night

 I sometimes have leg cramps that keep me awake or waken me

 I wake up with sore or stiff muscles

If you have checked any of the above, you should be checked for restless leg disorder.

 

 When I'm angry or surprised, I feel like going limp

 I experience vivid dream-like scenes upon falling to sleep or awakening

 No matter how hard I try to stay awake, I sometimes fall asleep anyway

 I feel unable to move when I'm waking or falling asleep

If you identify with any of the above, you should be checked for narcolepsy.

 

 I wake up with heartburn

 

 I wake up with a bitter or bile taste in my mouth

 

 I wake up at night coughing or wheezing

 

 I take antacids frequently

 

 I gained weight in the past year

If you identify with any of the above, you should be evaluated for gastroesophageal reflux, caused when stomach acid "backs up" into the esophagus during the night.

 

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