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Sleep Apnea Quiz

Sleep Apnea Quiz

The Epworth Sleepiness Scale is widely used in the field of sleep medicine as a subjective measure of a patient's sleepiness. The test is a list of eight situations in which you rate your tendency to become sleepy on a scale of 0, no chance of dozing, to 3, high chance of dozing. The scale estimates whether you are experiencing excessive sleepiness that possibly requires medical attention.

How Sleepy Are You?
The primary symptom of Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) is daytime sleepiness. How likely are you to doze off or fall asleep in the following situations? You should rate your chances of dozing off, not just feeling tired. Even if you have not done some of these things recently try to determine how they would have affected you. After completing the quiz, submit and/or print your results to us online, and we'll have a better understanding of your condition when you come in for your first office visit. For each situation below, please rank according to your likelihood of dozing:
0. No chance - 1. Slight chance - 2. Moderate chance - 3. High chance



Score Explaination
Score Evaluation
0 to 7 It is unlikely that you are abnormally sleepy.
8 to 9 You have an average amount of daytime sleepiness.
10 to 15 You may be excessively sleepy depending on the situation. You may want to consider seeking medical attention
16 to 24 You are excessively sleepy and should consider seeking medical attention

Reference: Johns MW. A new method for measuring daytime sleepiness: The Epworth Sleepiness Scale. Sleep 1991; 14(6):540-5.


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