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Sleep Disorders

Your doctor may refer you to a sleep study at Johnston Health if you have symptoms of a sleep disorder, such as:

  • Insomnia – Trouble falling asleep or staying asleep
  • Narcolepsy – Daytime drowsiness and sudden fits of sleep
  • Restless leg syndrome – Uncomfortable urge to move the legs during sleep
  • Sleep apnea – Blocked breathing during sleep
  • Sleep walking and other parasomnias – Unusual movements, feelings, or actions during sleep

Sleep Apnea Screening

Take this self-assessment to find out if you might have sleep apnea. Give yourself one point for each “yes” answer.

  • Do you snore loudly?
  • Do you often feel tired or sleepy during the day?
  • Do you have high blood pressure?
  • Is your body mass index (BMI) more than 35?
  • Does your neck measure more than 16 inches around?
  • Are you male?

Add Up Your Score

Your risk of sleep apnea depends on your score:

  • 0–2: Low risk
  • 3–4: Moderate risk
  • 5–8: High risk

Talk to Your Doctor

If you’re at moderate or high risk of sleep apnea, talk to your doctor. You can learn how to breathe better during sleep and get a referral to a sleep study at Johnston Health, if necessary.

Talk to Your Doctor

Ask your primary care provider if you’d benefit from a sleep study at Johnston Health. If your doctor refers you to us, you’ll get a call from our partner, SleepMed, to schedule the test.

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