Sleep Disorder Inventory for Students (SDIS)

The Sleep Disorder Inventory for Students (SDIS) indicates whether your child/grandchild’s sleep problems are something that you can correct at home on your own, or if you need the help of your physician or a sleep specialist to correct the problems.  

I provide this complimentary screening (normally $12.50) with the goal that ALL children can receive a screening since we know major sleep disorders have such a negative impact on a child/teen's cognition, learning and achievement, behaviors, health and safety.

The accurate, thorough computer software scoring and report ( 86% accuracy with children, ages 2-10 yrs and 96% accuracy with teenagers, ages 11-18 yrs) provides parents/grandparents the needed knowledge to know whether your child is at higher risk of having a major sleep disorder and needs to be referred for more help.

* If you prefer that HH Wellness does not receive a copy of your results, simply refrain from entering your name and email on the screener information *


Thank You!

HH Wellness thanks Marsha Luginbuehl, PhD and Child Uplift, Inc. for the creation of this screener and supporting airway health for all.

The SDIS - R (Revised) should be used to screen any child or adolescent who is suspected of having sleep problems. Especially all children/teens who experience obesity, developmental delays, school attendance problems, learning or behavior problems, asthma or allergies, and dental malocclusions (crooked teeth, over- or under-bites, narrow jaw, recessive chin, etc.) should be screened for sleep disorders because research indicates that these populations are at higher risk of having a major sleep disorder or a significant airway breathing problem that can cause sleep apnea. After treatment/correction many of the learning, behavior and health problems disappear or improve significantly.

How does it work?

It’s a quick, 10-15 minute, screening instrument designed to determine if a child or adolescent has a high probability of a major sleep disorder that requires treatment.  You receive the results immediately in your inbox. People like to take this report to their physician and show the results if problems are indicated that require medical treatment.  

The SDIS - R is NOT designed to make a sleep diagnosis, but to identify children/youth with a high probability of a sleep disorder who may need to be referred to a medical specialist (dentist, pediatrician, sleep specialist, etc.) to correct many of these problems.

There are a couple of sleep disorders screened by the SDIS - R that are behavioral sleep disorders, and in these cases parents will be provided home interventions, which are usually successful if consistently used at home.

The SDIS - R has separate forms for children, ages 2 yrs.-10 yrs. (SDIS-R-Children's Form), and adolescents, ages 11 yrs.-18 yrs. (SDIS-R-Adolescent Form), which are completed by a parent or guardian who knows the child or adolescent's daytime and nighttime sleep habits well.

In the case of screening an adolescent, it is recommended that the parent and adolescent rate the items together for more accuracy.

Children Aged 2-10

The SDIS-R-Children's Form (SDIS-R-C) addresses:

(1) Sleep-Related Breathing Disorder (SRBD)

(2) Periodic Limb Movement Disorder (PLMD)

(3) Excessive Daytime Sleepiness (EDS), and

(4) Delayed Sleep Phase Syndrome (DSPS), sometimes referred to as Behavioral Insomnia of Childhood (BIC) in younger children.

24 Medical History questions that are not included in the scoring

Adolescents Aged 11-18

The SDIS-R-Adolescent Form (SDIS-R-A) addresses:

(1) Sleep-Related Breathing Disorder (SRBD)

(2) Periodic Limb Movement Disorder / Restless Legs Syndrome (PLMD/RLS)

(3) Excessive Daytime Sleepiness (EDS)

(4) Delayed Sleep Phase Syndrome (DSPS), and

(5) Narcolepsy (NARC).

24 Medical History questions that are not included in the scoring

Adults Aged 19+ Years

The SDI-R-Adult Form addresses:

Many of the most harmful and frequently occurring sleep disorders in adults.   It often becomes easier to identify a sleep disorder as a person gets older and the sleep problem/disorder usually becomes more severe with time.

24 Medical History questions that are not included in the scoring

Disclaimer: At the present time, the SDI-A should only be used to get some fairly good hypotheses of the adult’s sleep problems because the SDIA has not yet undergone validation studies. We will be doing this over the 2019-2020 time period.

Not included in the overall scoring, the SDIS-R-C and SDIS-R-A also provides information and interventions if a parent indicates that their child has problems with bed wetting (nocturnal enuresis), night terrors (sleep terrors), sleep-walking (sonambulism), sleep-talking (somniloquy), and teeth grinding (bruxism)

Are you a Practitioner (Medical, Dental, Orofacial Myologist, Speech and Language Pathologist, Respiratory Therapist) and would you also like to utilize SDIS screening in your practice? You can register for an account HERE

These videos will help you understand how children with breathing issues can be misdiagnosed


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