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Did you know?

• Most people require six to nine hours sleep within each 24-hour period.
• Sleep needs change as you age: most teens need eight to nine hours sleep daily, while seniors may do well with less sleep time.
• Improve the quality of your sleep by avoiding caffeine, smoking and alcohol; exercising regularly; and setting a routine sleep schedule.
• Alternative therapies – herbal teas (chamomile, ginseng), melatonin, acupuncture and meditation/relaxation – may offer relief from periodic sleeplessness. Check with your doctor first.

If you find yourself sleepy during the day consider taking the following assessment - The Epworth Sleepiness Scale.  The Epworth Sleepiness Scale is used to determine the level of daytime sleepiness.

To assess the your level of daytime sleepiness click here.

Also consider filling out our Sleep Apnea Questionnaire to obtain your Apnea Risk Score.

To assess your risk of sleep apnea click here.

 

 For more information or to receive a referral to the Palomar Health Sleep Lab, call 760.739.3685.