Self Assessment

Sleep Apnea Assessment At Home In Milford OH

use the Epworth sleepiness scale to diagnose sleep apnea in Cincinnati and Milford OH

Only a qualified physician can diagnose you with sleep apnea, but there are a few ways you can tell whether or not you need to seek a diagnosis for your sleep issues.

You can review common symptoms of sleep apnea on this page. Consider each symptom carefully. You could even talk to your spouse about whether or not they have noticed you exhibiting any of these symptoms on a daily basis.

You can also review the screening questions and the Epworth Sleepiness Scale Test on this page. Doing so can provide insight into how well you are resting each night as well as how sleep apnea can impact your daily routine.

Sleep Apnea Screening

If you think you may suffer from sleep apnea near Loveland OH, answer the following four screening questions and take the Epworth Sleepiness Scale test.

If you answer yes to 2 or more of these screening questions and score a 10 or greater on the Epworth Sleepiness Scale, please call our office and talk to a member of our Dental Sleep Medicine Team regarding your score and a plan for your proper diagnosis and treatment options.

  • Do you snore on most nights?
  • Has anyone reported that you stop breathing or gasp in your sleep?
  • Is your neck size large (men 17 inches/women 16 inches or greater)?
  • Are you currently being treated for high blood pressure?

The Epworth Sleepiness Scale

How likely are you to doze off or fall asleep in the following situations?

For each of the scenarios, rate the likelihood of falling asleep on a scale of 0-3. On this scale, 0 is “No chance of dozing,” and 3 is a “High chance of dozing.” Then add up your total.

  1. Sitting and reading.
  2. Watching TV.
  3. Sitting inactive in a public place (e.g. a theater or a meeting).
  4. As a passenger in a car for an hour without a break.
  5. Lying down to rest in the afternoon when circumstances permit.
  6. Sitting and talking to someone.
  7. Sitting quietly after a lunch without alcohol.
  8. In a car while stopped for a few minutes in traffic.

Did you answer “Yes” to 2 or more of the screening questions near the top of the page? Did you score 10 or more on the Epworth Sleepiness Scale? Please call our office to discuss your results with a member of our Dental Sleep Medicine Team.

We are ready to help you by providing a proper diagnosis and giving you the answers you need most!

What Do You Do With the Results?

These basic screening tools help us along the way to a proper diagnosis for any sleep issues you are having, and they help you decide whether or not you need to seek help.

Along with the four screening questions listed above, the Epworth Sleepiness Scale helps us determine the extent to which sleep apnea may be affecting your daily routine as well as your rest each night. Based on our extensive experience with sleep apnea, we can ask further questions that provide a better picture of your daily struggles.

Your answers help us decide how best to begin the diagnostic process. We may even be able to make suggestions to help you rest well until your consultation!

Get Answers Today!

You do not have to feel confused or uncertain anymore! We can help you figure out what is going on while you sleep each night.

Call either of our Drs. Kitzmiller today to discuss the Epworth Sleepiness Scale, your symptoms, and the steps involved in the accurate identification, diagnosis, and treatment of sleep apnea near Cincinnati & Milford OH. We will use our knowledge and experience to give you answers to your questions and help you rest easily again!

Our Milford dental office services the Milford/Loveland and Greater Cincinnati area with personalized care for healthy living and great oral health.