- Does it take more than 30 minutes every night for you to fall asleep?
- Do you awaken several times at night and then have trouble falling back to sleep, or awaken too early in the morning?
- Do you often feel sleepy during the day, take frequent naps, or fall asleep at inappropriate times?
- Does your bed partner say you snore loudly, snort, gasp, make choking sounds or stop breathing for short periods when you sleep?
- Do you have creeping, tingling, or crawling feelings in your legs or arms that are relieved by moving or massaging them, especially in the evening and when trying to fall asleep?
- Does your bed partner notice that your legs or arms jerk often during sleep?
- Do you have vivid, dreamlike experiences while falling asleep or dozing?
- Do you have episodes of sudden muscle weakness when you're angry or fearful, or when you laugh?
- Do you feel as though you cannot move when you first wake up?
If you answered "yes" to any one of the above questions, you may have a sleep disorder. We recommend you talk to your doctor, or call Chilton's Sleep Health Institute at (973) 831-5351 to schedule an appointment with a sleep specialist or register for one of our free sleep health screenings.
Source: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services