Sleep Questionnaire

Last Updated: June 15, 2017

Definition - What does Sleep Questionnaire mean?

A sleep questionnaire is a series of closed-ended questions, typically in the form of simple yes and no responses, employed by clinicians who administer the tests to patients who are suffering sleep disturbances. Sleep questionnaires account for different independent variables that explain the precise nature of sleep deprivation affecting people, such as age, body mass index (height-weight ratio), snoring severity, daytime sleepiness, hypertension (high blood pressure), and prescription medications.

WorkplaceTesting explains Sleep Questionnaire

A sleep questionnaire applies to a battery of test questions, usually close-ended, calling for simple yes and no answers designed to provide a doctor with additional information to help make a proper diagnosis as to the type of sleep issue a patient is suffering from. For example, whether a patient has obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) or sleep shift work disorder. A clinician administers sleep questionnaires and these questionnaires guide patients in providing needed information to physicians. Questionnaires often ask about biochemical, environmental, and psychological factors attributed to sleep deprivation including, depression, stress, work, alcohol dependency, smoking, weight, and overall health.

For employers, covering such medical diagnosis is important because, case studies indicate that employees who receive less than seven hours of sleep are proven to underperform in the workplace resulting in absenteesim, production drops, and safety issues.

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