Interactive Quiz

Are you worried you may have a sleep disorder? Below are three simple assessments you can take to determine if you need further evaluation:

Epworth Sleep Scale

The Epworth Scale is a quick and simple test designed to detect if you may have a sleep disorder. Answer the following questions using the scale below: How likely are you to doze or fall asleep in the following situations, in contrast to just feeling tired?

This refers to your usual way of life in recent times. Even if you have not done some of these things recently, try to think about how they would have affected you.

Use the following key to answer the questions below:

0 = Would NEVER doze
1 = SLIGHT chance of dozing
2 = MODERATE chance of dozing
3 = HIGH chance of dozing

1. Sitting and reading
2. Watching TV
3. Sitting, inactive in a public place (theater, meeting, etc.)
4. As a passenger in a car for an hour without a break
5. Lying down to rest in the afternoon when circumstances permit
6. Sitting and talking with someone
7. Sitting quietly after lunch without alcohol
8. In a car, while stopping for a few minutes in traffic

Total Score:



Sleep Patterns & Associated Disorders Test

Answer YES or NO to the following questions regarding your sleep patterns. A guide for scoring the test follows the questions.

1. I have difficulty falling asleep.
2. Thoughts race through my mind and prevent me from sleeping.
3. I wake up during the night and have trouble going back to sleep.
4. I wake up earlier in the morning than I would like.
5. I sleep better on weekends.
6. I sleep better when traveling than in my own bed.
7. I’ve been told that I snore.
8. I suddenly wake up gasping for air during the night.
9. I’ve been told that I stop breathing while I sleep.
10. I feel tired or sleepy during the day even though I slept all night.
11. I have high blood pressure.
12. When I’m angry or surprised, I feel like I’m going limp.
13. I experience vivid dream-like scenes upon falling asleep or awakening.
14. No matter how hard I try to stay awake, I sometimes fall asleep anyway.
15. I feel unable to move when I am waking or falling asleep.
16. I wake up with heartburn.
17. I wake up with a bitter or bile taste in my mouth.
18. I wake up at night coughing or wheezing.
19. I take antacids frequently.
20. I have gained weight in the past year.
21. I have been told that I kick at night.
22. I experience aching or crawling sensations in my legs.
23. I sometimes can’t keep my legs still at night.
24. I sometimes have leg cramps that keep me awake or awaken me at night.
25. I wake up with sore or stiff muscles.





About the Sleep Patterns & Associated Disorders Test

In addition to the disorders featured in this test, there are more than 75 other types of sleep disorders. Fortunately, most of these sleep problems can be relieved with proper treatment. Please keep in mind that this test is intended only as a general source of educational information. If you, or a family member, believe you have a problem sleeping or staying awake, you should consult your physician. Certain sleep disorders can be very serious, but most are easily treated.

Contact Us

If you have any problems or concerns with your quality of sleep, please call the Sleep Disorders Center of NGMC at 770-219-6263 for more information, or to schedule a consultation with our sleep specialist or medical director.