TABLE 1.

“BEARS”: A Sample Sleep History

B = Bedtime problems (Do you have any problems falling asleep at bedtime?)
E = Excessive daytime sleepiness (Do you feel sleepy a lot during the day? In school? While driving?)
A = Awakenings during the night (Do you wake up a lot at night?)
R = Regularity and duration of sleep (What time do you usually go to bed on school nights? Weekends? How much sleep do you usually get?)
S = Sleep-disordered breathing (Parent: Does your teenager snore loudly or nightly? Patient: Has anyone ever told you that you snore loudly at night?)