Bethesda Hospital East

Sleep Test

Answer the following questions to determine if you need further sleep testing:

  1. Do you suffer from daytime sleepiness even after 8 hours of sleep?
  2. Do you snore loudly?
  3. Do you stop breathing or gasp for breath while sleeping?
  4. Do you awaken from sleep feeling as if you are choking?
  5. Do you have high blood pressure?
  6. Do you get morning headaches?
  7. Do you seem to have lost your sex drive?
  8. Do you kick or move your legs during sleep?
  9. Do you awaken and have difficulty falling back to sleep?
  10. Do you act out your dreams?
  11. Have you fallen asleep while driving?
  12. Do you have trouble at work or school because of sleepiness?

If you answered "yes" to two or more questions, you may have a sleep-related problem.

Discuss symptoms with your physician to learn more about sleep disorders and find out if you should participate in a sleep study.

Did You Know?

  • One in three people suffer from a sleep disorder.
  • 95% of people with a sleep disorder remain undiagnosed and untreated.
  • Drowsiness and falling asleep at the wheel account for approximately 50% of all accident-related fatalities.
  • Cardiovascular deaths due to obstructive sleep apnea as high as 38,000 a year.
  • Poor or inadequate sleep for children can lead to mood swings and behavioral problems such as hyperactivity and cognitive problems that impact their ability to learn in school.