Many patients come to us because their partners or family members noticed heavy snoring or frequent episodes where they stopped breathing. Spouses often report pauses in breathing followed by a gasp for air.

Do you have a sleeping disorder?

But not everyone can discover their situation this way. Many people sleep alone, or with partners who sleep too deeply to notice a problem. If you suspect you have a nighttime breathing problem but aren’t sure, ask yourself these questions:

  • Do you snore on a regular basis, or wake others up in your household?
  • Do you awaken frequently at night gasping for air?
  • Are you excessively tired during the day?
  • Do you fall asleep at unusual times during your day?
  • Do you have morning headaches or frequent sore throats or dry mouth?

 

If you answered yes to any of these questions, you should consider getting a thorough sleep evaluation. Contact us so we may guide you through the process.

Click here to download and print the Epworth Sleepiness Scale