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(03-17-2017, 04:48 AM)Wrz77 Wrote: This is the form my pulmonologist specializing in sleep disorders gave me to fill out before the initial consult: http://sleepapnea.org/wp-content/uploads...990-97.pdf
That's known as the 'Epworth Sleepiness Scale' and when scored is used to tentatively determine sleep disorders and whether or not a polysomnography is needed.

You add up the numbers for the total score and then use this to determine what bracket you fit into. However, this test just determines whether you abnormally sleep or not, it's not on its own capable of diagnosing sleep apnea. For reference, I had a score of '13' on mine, and ended up being diagnosed with mild OSA from a sleep study.

"0-7:It is unlikely that you are abnormally sleepy.
8-9:You have an average amount of daytime sleepiness.
10-15:You may be excessively sleepy depending on the situation. You may want to consider
seeking medical attention.
16-24:You are excessively sleepy and should consider seeking medical attention."

Interesting - I hadn't seen this form before, so I gave it a whack.  Thinking back to before my diagnosis of OSA with an untreated AHI of 58, I would have only scored a 6 on this test. While daytime sleepiness might be a good positive indicator, a lack of it is apparently not a very good negative indicator.  Interesting.
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Snorelab will record the audio side of your night's sleep but you will have to pay for the version that records all night. I can't see the point of using it as it provides no real data.
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