It is estimated that one out of three Americans has a sleep disorder which makes life miserable whether that person is awake or asleep. Many suffer needlessly simply because they are unaware that problems exist. The Sleep Diagnostic Lab at Colquitt Regional, offers diagnostic testing of sleep/wake disorders on an outpatient basis. Patients referred to the Sleep Diagnostics Lab are monitored by a team of specially trained individuals using state-of-the-art diagnostic medical equipment.
TEST YOUR SLEEP QUALITY
This simple test is designed to alert you to any problem resulting from a sleep disorder. If you have experienced any of the following symptoms check the line beside each statement.
_____ I’ve been told that I snore.
_____ I’ve been told that I stop breathing while sleeping.
_____ I have high blood pressure.
_____ I am gaining weight or I am over weight.
_____ I get morning headaches.
_____ I suddenly wake up gasping for breath during the night.
_____ I fall asleep easily during the day.
_____ I sweat excessively during the night.
_____ I feel sleepy during the day even though I slept through the night.
_____ I have/had trouble concentrating in school or work.
_____ When I am angry or surprised, sometimes I feel like I am going limp.
_____ I have fallen asleep when driving.
_____ I have experienced vivid dream-like images upon awakening or falling asleep.
_____ I have fallen asleep during physical effort.
_____ I have fallen asleep while laughing or crying.
_____ I have been told that I kick at night.
_____ I experience aching or “crawling” sensations.
_____ I experience leg pain during the night.
_____ Sometimes I can’t keep my legs still at night.
_____ I have noticed (or others have commented) that parts of my body sometimes jerk.
_____ I sometimes wake up with heart burn.
_____ I have a chronic cough.
_____ I have to use antacids almost every week for stomach trouble.
_____ I have morning hoarseness.
_____ I often wake up at night coughing or wheezing.
_____ During the night , I suddenly wake up gasping for breath
If you marked three or more lines, you show symptoms of SLEEP APNEA, a life threatening disorder which causes you to stop breathing repeatedly during your sleep.
If you marked three or more lines, you show symptoms of NARCOLEPSY, a lifelong disorder characterized by uncontrollable sleep attacks during the day.
If you marked two or more lines, you show symptoms of NOCTURNAL MYOCLONOUS or RESTLESS LEG SYNDROME, a disorder characterized by pain or “crawling” sensations in the legs or jerking of extremities during sleep.
If you marked two or more lines, you show symptoms of GASTROESOPHAGEAL REFLUX, a disorder caused when acid from the stomach backs up into the esophagus during the night.
If you show symptoms of any of the disorders listed above, the Sleep Diagnostic Lab at Colquitt Regional Medical Center can help you.
Call 229-890-3520 for more information.