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In contrast to just feeling tired, how likely are you to doze off or fall asleep in the following situations? (Even if you have not done some of these things recently, try to work out how they would have affected you.) Use the following sleep test scale to choose the most appropriate number for each situation:

0 = Would never doze
1 = Slight chance of dozing
2 = Moderate chance of dozing
3 = High chance of dozing

Your Situation:

Sitting and Reading

Watching Television

Sitting inactive in a public place

As a car passenger for 1 hour, no break

Lying down to rest in the afternoon

Sitting and talking to someone

Sitting quietly after lunch without alcohol

In a car stopped in traffic


Sleep Apnea in the News

Snoring and Sleep Apnea in the News
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One More Debt You Don’t Want

By Megan Johnson

As a new mom with a demanding career, Kristen Perullo was up every couple hours during the night with her baby. Her schedule of sleeping only for short periods, parenting and putting in full days at the office was taking its toll. But when she was struck by what she calls the “worst headache of her life” at work one day, she knew something was terribly wrong.

At the ER, she found out her immune system had been so severely weakened by sleep deprivation that...

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For Sleep Apnea Patients, A Possible Alternative to CPAP Masks

Researchers have found that a pacemaker-like device reduced the major symptoms of sleep apnea in nearly 70% of patients, according to a study published in the New England Journal of Medicine.  The STAR trial demonstrated that this new device may be an alternative to CPAP.  Dr. Sesso was one of the clinical investigators involved in this trial.

Snore No More: A Different Apnea Treatment

Dr. Sesso discusses a clinical trial aimed at offering a long-term surgical solution to sleep apnea.  The Inspire Upper Airway Stimulation device offers an implantable device to treat sleep apnea.


FAA To Check Pilots For Sleep Apnea

Sleepy pilots are being more closely scrutinized by the Federal Aviation Administration.  One such recommendation is that overweight pilots be screened for sleep apnea.  Both true and near-miss plane crashes have been blamed on fatigued pilots.


High Rates of Sleep Apnea in Women

Traditional thinking indicates that sleep apnea primarily affects men.  However, more recent studies indicate that sleep apnea can be common in women as well