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The following screening test is designed to help you identify your own level of daytime sleepiness, which can be a symptom of a sleep disorder such as sleep apnea.

 

Epworth Sleepiness Scale
 
How likely are you to doze off or fall asleep in the following situations, in contrast to just feeling tired?  
 
This refers to your usual way of life in recent times. Even if you haven’t done some of these things recently try to work out how they would have affected you.

 

Use the following scale to choose the most appropriate number for each situation:
 
0= Would Never Doze  
1
= Slight chance of Dozing  
2
= Moderate chance of Dozing  
3
= High chance of Dozing

It is important that you answer each question as best you can.
SITUATION CHANCE OF DOZING
Sitting and reading
Watching TV
Sitting inactive in a public place (e.g. a theater or a meeting)
As a passenger in a car for an hour without a break
Lying down to rest in the afternoon when circumstances permit
Sitting and talking to someone
Sitting quietly after a lunch without alcohol
In a car, while stopped for a few minutes in traffic



Total Score:

Interpretation: