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Alaska Sleep Education Center

Epworth Sleepiness Scale: A Helpful Screening Tool for Sleep Disorders

Posted by Kevin Phillips on Apr 3, 2015 3:49:00 PM

Many sleep disorders are characterized by patients suffering from excessive daytime sleepiness. When sleep clinics receive calls from patients concerned that their sleep troubles may be a sign of a sleep disorder, many patients will be given a generalized screening questionnaire asking them about their symptoms.

While there are a few different screening processes that sleep clinics may use, the Epworth Sleepiness Scale is the standard method of assessment in the world of sleep medicine.

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What to Expect After Going Through a Sleep Study

Posted by Jack Johnson on May 9, 2014 5:57:00 AM

So you have just spent the night at a sleep lab and are wondering "what did you find out, and what’s next?"  It's a statement we at Alaska Sleep Clinic encounter on a daily basis, usually when a patient wakes up. The answer of course, depends on how your test went.

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