THE SLEEP DISORDERS INVENTORY FOR STUDENTS

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The SDIS features:   

1.   The Sleep Disorders Inventory for Students (SDIS) is the ONLY ON-LINE SLEEP SCREENING INVENTORY OR QUESTIONNAIRE that provides an immediate computer-generated comprehensive report  including clear graph analyses with helpful intervention/treatment suggestions. 

2.  Within 10-15 minutes you will know with 86% accuracy (predictive validity) when rating children (ages 2-10yrs.), and 96% accuracy with teenagers (ages 11-18 yrs.), if they have a major sleep disorder and what to do about it.  The SDIS has not been validated on adults over 18 years of age yet, but it can give adults a fairly accurate indication (~80% accuracy) of whether they may have a common and harmful sleep disorder and what to do about it.  

3This 10-minute screening inventory was developed together with assistance from many renowned U.S. sleep specialists at leading sleep clinics nationwide (Carle Regional Sleep Disorders Center in Urbana, IL; Johns Hopkins Pediatric Sleep Center in Baltimore, MD; Miami Children’s Hospital in Miami, FL; Stanford Sleep Disorders Clinic in Stanford, CA; St. Petersburg Children's Hospital, FL, Tampa General Hospital Sleep Clinic, FL, and University Community Hospital in Tampa, FL).  

4.  The SDIS can be completed by parents about their child/teen's problematic sleep (This screening has been validated on children from 2 yrs. through 18 yrs.).  If an adult wants to take this screening, they have to pretend that they are an adolescent who is 18 years of age because technically, this screening only goes up to 18 years of age.  However, it also works with adults.  You must put in the age of 18 years and a date of birth to correspond to 18 years in the demographic data entry places on the first page of the inventory.  Then complete the SDIS inventory with help from someone close who knows your nighttime sleep characteristics.  In this situation, the adult must be aware that the report will refer to you as an "adolescent" and  be addressing the parent.  Also you should subtract a few points from the t-score on each sleep category of the graph to compensate for your older age than 18 years to make your screening results more accurate (adults from 19-24 years of age do not change the graph scores; adults from 25-45 years of age should subtract 2 points from each sleep scale on the graph; adults from 46+ years of age should subtract 3 points from each scale).  In spite of these limitations for adults, this sleep screening will give adults a good indication of whether they have some of the most common and harmful sleep problems/disorders, and it will give recommendations from leading sleep experts about what you can do to correct these major sleep problems.

5.  With all other internet sleep inventories and questionnaires, you can get a list of health questions on-line, but even if you or your child have some of the characteristics, they do not tell you how to score it and you will have to go in for an examination, possibly followed by an overnight sleep study that may cost $2,000+!  This is not the case with us and the SDIS.  We are not connected to the sleep clinics in any way nor do we receive any money from any sleep product company.  We want you to know that there are some sleep problems/disorders you can correct yourself at home, and some where you or your child/teen will need medical interventions. The SDIS gives you answers, information, and recommendations immediately based on your responses to our questions.  We just want to help you or your child improve the quality or quantity of your sleep.  We do not charge you $2,000+ for this information; we only ask a small fee of $14.95 for our SDIS on-line screening to help cover our on-line maintenance costs. 

6.  The SDIS provides a comprehensive screening for the six major sleep disorders (see sleep disorders listed at bottom of page) that impair children or adult's daytime performance, cognitive functioning (concentration, memory, motor skills, etc.), behavioral/emotional well-being, health, and safety.

7.  The report also provides information and recommendations about five major parasomnias that worry parents if these questions are endorsed by parents (see bottom of page for the list of parasomnias). 

8.  The SDIS and one other non-English screener are the only two sleep screening inventories out of 183 sleep screeners developed worldwide for children and adolescents that used all 11 recommended steps of proper validation, which resulted in high reliability and validity (accuracy) (Spruyt & Gozal, Sleep Medicine Review, 2011.

9.  The analytical report provides a list of accredited sleep centers across the USA (at end of every SDIS report).

10.  Dr. Marsha Luginbuehl won the 2003 Outstanding Dissertation Award from the American Psychological Association for her collaboration with renowned sleep specialists, psychologists, and measurement experts to develop of the SDIS with high validity, reliability, as well as screen for most of the major sleep disorders impairing children, adolescents', and adults' health, safety, and daytime functioning.  Luginbuehl has received many recognitions from Who's Who in American and Who's Who in Health and Medicine for her contributions to the fields of sleep medicine and education.

11.   Within 10-15 minutes, you can be on your way to solving most sleep problems that disrupt sleep and could be seriously impairing you or your child's health, cognitive functioning, learning, behaviors, and/or jeopardizing safety.   It could also save you or your child lots of sleep deprivation and struggles with irritability, oppositional behaviors, poor concentration, and low academic achievement if the sleep disorder is corrected!  It could even save you from falling asleep at the wheel while driving and injuring or killing yourself and others!  Once a sleep disorder is corrected, the child, teen, or adult will feel much happier, energetic, motivated, and able to concentrate on difficult learning tasks or work!

 If you aren't sure you should try the SDIS screener, please go to the Red Flags of these Major Sleep Disorders that the SDIS screens, and if you have any of the red flags, you should probably do the SDIS screening to identify your sleep problems and get recommendations!

Testimonial of the SDIS by Dr. William Kohler, a leading Pediatric Neurologist and Sleep Specialist:  "The SDIS is a very accurate screening instrument for sleep disorders that has the capability of improving the quality of children's lives nationwide if professionals working with students will use it.  In my sleep practice, I have personally witnessed that 95% of the children referred to me due to their high sleep problem scores on the SDIS have a sleep disorder, and the SDIS has been about 90% accurate in predicting which sleep disorder the child has!"  - Dr. William Kohler, Pediatric Neurologist and Sleep Specialist at the University of South Florida; Director of Pediatric Sleep Services at the Sleep Center at University Community Hospital in Tampa, and Medical Director of the Florida Sleep Institute in Spring Hill, FL.

More Testimonials . . .

It only costs $14.95 to screen your child/teen or yourself with the SDIS.  Some sleep problems/disorders can be corrected with the right behavioral interventions used by the adult or parent and child; some will disappear on their own given time, and others will require an overnight sleep study by a sleep specialist to determine treatment.  You can find out with high accuracy what you or your child/teen needs by doing our screening above. 

 

The Sleep Disorders Inventory for Students screens for the following sleep problems or disorders:

Six Major Sleep Disorders
- Obstructive Sleep Apnea
- Behavioral Insomnia of Childhood or Delayed Sleep Phase Syndrome
- Narcolepsy 
- Periodic Limb Movement Disorder 
- Restless Legs Syndrome
- Excessive Daytime Sleepiness (a serious symptom of these sleep disorders)

Five Parasomnias That Worry Parents:
- Bed-Wetting (Enuresis)
- Sleep or Night Terrors
- Sleep Talking (Somniloque)
- Sleep Walking (Somnabulism)
- Teeth Grinding 

The SDIS is a quick, inexpensive screening that could be the solution to you or your child's sleep problems and improve cognitive and behavioral functioning, health, and school or work performance, which will ensure greater success.

Most Sleep Disorders can be corrected fairly easily and usually result in improved academic and behavioral functioning for your child post-treatment. Some sleep disorders can be very harmful to your child’s health and safety.  Some may masquerade as other disorders such as ADHD, Depression, Oppositional-Defiant Disorder, Learning Disabilities, and Emotional or Behavioral Handicaps.  Once they are corrected, these other disorder characteristics often lessen in severity or disappear.

The International Sleep Task Force Committee estimated that 20-to-25% of all children experience sleep problems in childhood.  The National Institute of Health (NIH) estimated that as high as 15-17% of all children may have a significant sleep disorder that is negatively impacting their academics, behaviors, social-emotional development, health, and/or safety (National Institute of Health Research & Grant Website, 2001).  Many of these sleep disorders do not disappear without medical or behavioral treatment.  The Sleep Disorders Inventory for Students (SDIS) is designed to screen children/adolescents for five of the major and most frequently occurring sleep disorders that negatively impact school performance, behaviors, health, and safety.  The sleep disorders that are screened by the SDIS are Obstructive Sleep Apnea Syndrome (OSAS), Periodic Limb Movement Disorder (PLMD) and Restless Legs Syndrome, Delayed Sleep Phase Syndrome (DSPS) or Behavioral Insomnia of Childhood (BIC), Narcolepsy, and Excessive Daytime Sleepiness (EDS). Even though EDS is not really a sleep disorder, it can be an indication of the beginning phase of Narcolepsy or other serious medical disorders. The SDIS also screens for five parasomnias that tend to worry parents.  These parasomnias are Teeth Grinding, Sleep-Walking, Sleep-Talking, Night Terrors, and Bed-Wetting (Nocturnal Enuresis).  The SDIS does not screen for some sleep disorders that rarely occur.  However, it screens for approximately 90-95% of all sleep disorders existing in children or adolescents. 

 


 

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