A visit to Dr. Barbara Ollech’s Rockland County, NY office can help you learn more about whether you are at risk for Sleep Apnea. Just answering some simple questions can allow Dr. Ollech to accurately predict whether or not you suffer from Sleep Apnea.
The first set of questions is the Epworth Sleepiness Scale that asks questions about daytime sleepiness. The Epworth is used universally to evaluate sleep quality:
EPWORTH SLEEPINESS SCALE:
How likely are you to doze off while doing the following activities? Please use the following scale:
0 = never, 1 = slight, 2 = moderate, 3 = high. Circle one of the following numbers
|1. Being a passenger in a motor vehicle for an hour or more||0||1||2||3|
|2. Sitting and talking to someone||0||1||2||3|
|3. Sitting and reading||0||1||2||3|
|4. Watching TV||0||1||2||3|
|5. Sitting inactive in a public place||0||1||2||3|
|6. Lying down to rest in the afternoon||0||1||2||3|
|7. Sitting quietly after lunch without alcohol||0||1||2||3|
|8. In a car, while stopped for a few minutes in traffic||0||1||2||3|
Our proprietary screener also includes questions about your sleep quality and your general health. Your answers will help predict your likelihood of having Sleep Apnea.
A physical examination to evaluate your head, neck, tongue, teeth and oral airway will also contribute to determining your risk for Sleep Apnea. Once the information from your screener and exam are gathered, Dr. Ollech can arrange for an accurate test to be done in the comfort of your own bedroom.