AASM, American Academy of Sleep Medicine.
How likely are you to doze off or fall asleep in the following situations, in contrast to just feeling tired? This refers to your usual way of life recently. Even if you haven’t done some of these things recently try to work out how they would have affected you.
Use the following scale to choose the most appropriate number for each situation.
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This tool was created to screen individuals for narcolepsy with cataplexy. Ask your patient to answer these questions.
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*These screening tools are not intended to make a narcolepsy diagnosis or replace complete evaluation by a sleep specialist.
The content on this site is not meant to replace a conversation with a sleep specialist. A sleep specialist can evaluate for symptoms and make a diagnosis. A narcolepsy diagnosis should be established with a clinical interview and nighttime polysomnography (PSG) followed by a multiple sleep latency test (MSLT).7