Affect 40 Million Americans
About 40 million Americans
suffer from primary sleep disorders. Most are unaware that typical sleep
disorders include: narcolepsy, sleep apnea (obstructive and central),
restless leg syndrome), insomnia, and para-somnia.
Evidence suggests that sleep disorders play
a role in virtually all immune, auto-immune, gastro-intestinal and hormonal
disorders. In many cases, sleep disorder is the virtual cause of these
disorders. This means that the following symptoms may be caused or being
perpetuated by your lack of sufficient sleep: gas, ulcers, constipation,
diarrhea, frequent colds/flu, male and female complaints, and auto-immune
diseases, such as Fibromyalgia, Lupus, MS, Chronic Fatigue, and others.
Complete the Sleep History Questionnaire
to evaluate your sleep patterns by answering all questions accurately.
(DO NOT GUESS- Have a someone observe your sleep, then answer accurately.)
Sleep History Questionnaire Key
Score - 1
Congratulations - Normal Sleep Patterns are indicated if your answers to:
1. Is equal to 7 ½ or 8 hours of sleep
2. 6-7 nights a week
3. No to a. through e.
4. b. 5- 15 minutes
5. d. 7 ½ to 8 hours
6. Not applicable in Normal Sleep Patterns
7. a. In 30 minutes
8. c. Yes and d. Short Dreams
9. a. Do not snore
10. Not applicable in Normal Sleep Patterns
11. Not applicable in Normal Sleep Patterns
12. No Apnea
Score - 2
Minor Sleep Disturbances or Patterns indicated if your answers are the same
as the above Normal Sleep Patterns, except you answered #4a. 0-5 minutes, instead
of 4b. 5-15 minutes.
Score - 3
Abnormal Sleep Patterns or Sleep Disorder is indicated, if your answers are
anything other than those indicated in the Normal or Minor Sleep Patterns.
1. Congratulations - You have Normal Sleep Patterns! Keep doing what you are
2. Minor Sleep Disturbance or Patterns Indicated - Additional information is
required to create a positive and restful sleep environment with some minor
adjustments in your current sleep patterns. If not corrected, sleep disorder
will eventually occur. Information to correct minor sleep disturbance or patterns
can be obtained by ordering the Personal Education Program (PEP) Session #19
on Sleep. Click here to order.
3. Abnormal Sleep Patterns or Sleep Disorder Indicated - A clinical nutrition
support program is required to produce natural growth hormones and balance
body chemistry to restore natural sleep. Getting more regular sleep helps,
but will not correct biochemistry that has been adversely affected by
abnormal sleep patterns.
Copyright, 1999 Donna F. Smith