What is the SNS?

Try the Swiss Narcolepsy Scale (SNS)

  • 5-item patient-reported scale1,2
  • Quickly assesses the frequency of 5 symptoms that can be used to screen for the presence of narcolepsy with cataplexy1,2
  • Shown to have high specificity and sensitivity for narcolepsy with cataplexy1,2

Two narcolepsy screening tools are now available in one app.

Swiss Narcolepsy Screener App

Swiss Narcolepsy Scale1

Answer each question with the appropriate response. When all of the questions have been answered, click the “calculate” button to view your final score. You can change your answers at any time. A score of <0 is suggestive of narcolepsy with cataplexy.1,2


How often are you unable to fall asleep?

How often do you feel bad or not well rested in the morning?

How often do you take a nap during the day?

How often have you experienced weak knees/buckling of the knees during emotions like laughing, happiness, or anger?

How often have you experienced sagging of the jaw during emotions like laughing, happiness, or anger?




Diagnosis of narcolepsy with cataplexy should be established by clinical interview and sleep laboratory testing.5
Swiss Narcolepsy Scale (SNS) kit

Order your convenient Swiss Narcolepsy Scale (SNS) kit now.

Each kit contains an SNS tearpad and helpful scoring tool.

References

  1. Bassetti CL. Spectrum of narcolepsy. In: Baumann CR, Bassetti CL, Scammell TE, eds. Narcolepsy: Pathophysiology, Diagnosis, and Treatment. New York, NY: Springer Science+Business Media; 2011:309-319.
  2. Sturzenegger C, Bassetti CL. The clinical spectrum of narcolepsy with cataplexy: a reappraisal. J Sleep Res. 2004;13(4):395-406.
  3. Ahmed I, Thorpy M. Clinical features, diagnosis and treatment of narcolepsy. Clin Chest Med. 2010;31(2):371-381.
  4. Johns M, Hocking B. Daytime sleepiness and sleep habits of Australian workers. Sleep. 1997;20(10):844-849.
  5. American Academy of Sleep Medicine. The International Classification of Sleep Disorders. 3rd ed. Darien IL: American Academy of Sleep Medicine; 2014.
Swiss Narcolepsy Scale (SNS) kit

Swiss Narcolepsy Scale (SNS) Kit Order Form

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The SNS is designed to screen for narcolepsy with cataplexy in patients with excessive daytime sleepiness.1,2 The SNS is not intended to make a diagnosis, which should be established based on a complete clinical interview and sleep laboratory testing.5 To order your SNS kit, containing one tear pad of 25 sheets and one scoring tool, please tell us a little about yourself.

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