*A total score of 9 or above indicates you have a problem with daytime sleepiness and should see a sleep specialist. Please note, a total score below 9 does not necessarily mean that you don’t have a problem. If you snore or have been told that you gasp for breath in your sleep please see a healthcare professional.

You may need sleep disorder help via snoring and obstructive sleep apnea oral appliance treatment. Call the Doctors at ORA Oral Surgery & Implant Studio in Chicago for information about this relationship-saving and life- saving alternative treatment to CPAP or surgery.

 

0-8 You have a normal amount of sleepiness
9-10 You have a borderline problem with daytime sleepiness
11-15 You may be excessively sleepy depending on the situation. You should seek medical consultation.
16-24 You are excessively sleepy and should seek medical attention.

 

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration estimates that over 100,000 crashes each year are caused by sleepy drivers. An estimated 50,000+ premature and preventable deaths may occur each year as a consequence of obstructive sleep apnea.

The most common terminal health events in patients with untreated sleep apnea are stroke, heart attack and accidents.

In spite of these alarming statistics, the general public and the medical profession remain inadequately informed as to the seriousness of sleep deprivation. Don’t let yourself, or a loved one become a statistic – see a sleep specialist.

If you suspect that you or a loved one might have a sleep disorder, you should seek qualified professional care as soon as possible. Those individuals living in the Chicago area can contact Dr. Steven Koos D.D.S., M.D. to begin the steps to a critically needed and thorough diagnostic evaluation.