Do You Have Sleep Apnea?
Take the Test for Children
You should be evaluated by a trained professional if you meet one of the follow criteria of the BEARS Sleep Screening Algorithm test (below).
BEARS SLEEP SCREENING ALGORITHM
The “BEARS” instrument is divided into five major sleep domains, providing a comprehensive screen for the major sleep disorders affecting children in the 2- to 18-year old range. Each sleep domain has a set of age-appropriate “trigger questions” for use in the clinical interview. The BEARS is a user-friendly pediatric sleep screening tool which significantly increases the amount of sleep information recorded as well as the likelihood of identifying sleep problems in children.
B = bedtime problems
E = excessive daytime sleepiness
A = awakenings during the night
R = regularity and duration of sleep
S = snoring