Sleep Med Psychophysiol.  1995 Jun;2(1):44-54.

Diagnosis of Sleep Disorders Through Sleep Questionnaires

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  • 1Yonjung Brain Function and Sleep Research Center.

Abstract

It is very difficult to evaluate sleep disorders by simple history taking, because which covers very comprehensive areas such as psychobiosocial fields. Although polysomnography is used for the method of final diagnosis, systemic history taking and sleep questionaires are still critically important especially in evaluation of insomnia.? Proper informations through sleep questionnaires can provide very precise data for effective treatment as well as exact diagnosis. Sleep questionnaires consist of largely four kinds of questionnaires, which are screening questionnaire of sleep disorders, sleep diary and questionnaire of sleep hygine, diagnostic questionnaire for specific sleep disorder and questionnaire of special symptoms of sleep disorders including insomnia, daytime sleepiness, cognitive function, mental symptom and personality, parasomnia, physical illness and sexual function. However, for more conclusive diagnosis especially in excessive daytime sleepiness nocturnal polysomnography and multiple sleep latency test should be performed.

Keyword

Sleep disorder; Sleep questionnaires; Diagnosis

MeSH Terms

Diagnosis*
Mass Screening
Parasomnias
Polysomnography
Surveys and Questionnaires*
Sleep Wake Disorders*
Sleep Initiation and Maintenance Disorders
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