Sleep apnoea self-test
Test your sleep apnoea risk
Do you suspect that you are suffering from breathing pauses at night? The Epworth Sleepiness Scale quickly tells you if there may be a risk. For more information visit www.somnomed.com/gb/
This self-test does not replace a medical diagnosis, but will help to indicate whether or not you may be suffering from sleep apnoea. If your test result indicates that you are suffering from excessive daytime sleepiness you should seek further advice from your GP. The answers you give are not stored and are for your own personal information only, but it may be useful to report your score to your GP
The ESS tries to establish how likely are you to doze off or fall asleep in the following situations, rather than just feeling tired. The questions refer to the likelihood of you falling asleep during your normal way of life, so even if you haven’t done some of these things recently, try to answer how these situations would generally affect you.
Please note: The sleep apnoea test does not replace the medical diagnosis, but only shows the probability of the presence of sleep apnoea and is for your information only.
In order to achieve the most accurate result possible, we ask you to fill out the questionnaire as precisely as possible. Of course, your data will be treated confidentially and not published. Participation is completely anonymous.
Sleep apnoea test
Sleep apnoea symptoms
People with obstructive sleep apnoea typically snore very loudly and irregularly. You often experience shallow breathing (hypopnoea) and pauses in breathing (apnoea) while you sleep. The nocturnal pauses in breathing can last 10 seconds and longer. Snoring in itself is harmless – it is only when there are nocturnal breathing pauses or sleep apnoea.
- Daytime sleepiness or fatigue
- Waking up suddenly and feeling like you are gasping or choking
- Problems with sex
- Restlessness during sleep
- Trouble concentrating, forgetfulness, depression, or irritability
- Gastric Reflux
- Morning Headaches
- Dry mouth or sore throat when you wake up
And don’t forget, there may be significant side effects if Sleep Apnoea is left untreated
- High blood pressure
- Cardiovascular disease
- High cholesterol
- Sexual dysfunction
- Lack of daytime alertness
- 7 times more likely to have a fatal car accident if driving while tired
“Having suffered jaw and tooth pain over several months and following several appointments with my GP and regular dentist to no avail, I asked April (dentist) if she could give me a second opinion. After careful consultation April suggested that sleep apnoea and teeth grinding might be behind the issues and recommended a Somnomed device to wear at night. It is now just under a week since I started using the device and the effects have been fantastic. I can now get a nights sleep, the pain has almost gone! Thank you April for taking so much care to get to the bottom of things, your help has made such a difference.”