Is my child having trouble sleeping? Does my child have a sleep disorder? Does my child have sleep apnea? If you suspect your child may be experiencing sleep problems, you might find it helpful to take this free sleep disorders quiz. The test may help you to decide if you need to seek a formal sleep disorder diagnosis or not for your child.
The BEARS questionnaire is a useful pediatric tool in the detection of sleep disorders in children between 2 and 18 years of age. BEARS is a test’s acronym that prompts a clinician to inquire about five sleep items (B = Bedtime problems, E = Excessive daytime sleepiness, A = night Awakenings, R = Regularity and duration of sleep, S = Sleep-disordered breathing or Snoring). Adapted from the BEARS Sleep Questionnaire, the quiz is designed to screen for major sleep disorders affecting children. The quiz can be finished in five minutes by each age group’s parents and their children.
This online test is an informational tool – not for sleep disorders diagnosis purposes. But it can help you inform yourself and guide you toward the next steps. Again, your child’s doctor is the best source for diagnoses and treatments for sleep problems. Insomnia, snoring and obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), night terrors, nightmares are common sleep problems in children and adolescents. Sleep disorders can pose serious health risks and it is important that you talk to your provider or pediatric sleep specialist.
Take Sleep Disorders Quiz for Child (2 to 18 years old)
The test is intended for toddlers/preschoolers (2-5 years), school-aged children (6-12 years), adolescents/teens (13-18 years). Please select the appropriate age group and answer “trigger questions” to assess your child’s sleeping patterns.
- Ages 2-5 years old
- Ages 6-12 years old
- Ages 13-18 years old
- Use of the ‘BEARS’ sleep screening tool
- Common Sleep Disorders in Children
- Healthy Sleep Habits: How Many Hours Does Your Child Need?
- Sleep Disorders in Children
- Assessment of sleep disorders in children