Survey Sleep Disorders

Sleep Disorder Evaluation Form

Be sure to answer every question to the best of your ability.

A. How much of a problem is it to stay awake during the day (or your usual wake period) if you sleep during the day?

B. How much of a problem has fatigue, tiredness or lack of energy been for you?

C. How likely are you to doze off or fall asleep in the following situations, in contrast to feeling just tired?

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