Sleep Disorders Quiz

Do you yawn during long meetings or boring tasks? Do heavy meals make you drowsy? Do you roll over to catch a little extra shut-eye before getting up? If so -- you're probably a few zzz's short and could have a sleep disorder.

Find out if you do have a sleep disorder by taking this short quiz. If you answer yes to any of the following questions, you may be dealing with insomnia or another type of sleep problem. Consult your doctor.

  1. Do you snore loudly and/or heavily while asleep?

    Yes or No
  2. Are you excessively sleepy or do you lack energy in the daytime?

    Yes or No
  3. Do you have trouble with concentration or memory loss?

    Yes or No
  4. Do you fall asleep while driving, in meetings, while reading a book, or while watching television?

    Yes or No
  5. Do you have occasional morning headaches?

    Yes or No
  6. Do you sleepwalk, have nightmares, or have night terrors?

    Yes or No
  7. Do you suffer from depression or mood changes?

    Yes or No
  8. Do you have trouble going to sleep or staying asleep?

    Yes or No
  9. Have you experienced recent weight gain or high blood pressure?

    Yes or No
  10. Have you been told you hold your breath when you sleep?

    Yes or No

What Can I Expect if I See a Doctor About a Sleep Problem?

If your doctor suspects you may have a sleep problem, he or she may suggest that you go to a sleep clinic for a diagnosis. Sleep clinics are especially useful for diagnosing sleep apnea, narcolepsy, and heart-related sleep problems. You may need to spend a night or two in a sleep lab, where your heart, brain, and breathing can be monitored. By reviewing the results of your tests, a sleep specialist may be able to tell what, if anything, is wrong.

WebMD Medical Reference Reviewed by Varnada Karriem-Norwood, MD on August 28, 2014

Sources

SOURCE: 

The National Sleep Foundation.

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