Patient Information

Self-Diagnosis Tools

Here are some tools you can use to determine if you may have a sleep disorder. Please consult a physician should you have any concerns about your sleep health.

  • Epworth Sleepiness Scale: Assessment of severity of sleepiness
  • Stop-Bang Questionnaire: To evaluate potential for sleep apnea
  • Leg Movement Questionnaire: Evaluate potential for restless legs syndrome

Additional Information

Click on the links below to learn more about various sleep topics.

  • The Truth About Caffeine
  • Tips for Troubleshooting CPAP Problems
  • Sleep Hygiene
  • Sleep and Heart Disease
  • Coping with Shift Work
  • Home Sleep Testing
  • Sleep and Depression
  • Sleep and Women
  • Children and Sleep Disorders

Sleep Disorder Support Groups

If you are a smoker, it’s important for you to understand that smoking slows recovery and increases the risk of problems. Several weeks prior to surgery, talk with your health care provider if you need help quitting.