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Epworth Test

 

The Epworth Sleepiness Scale (below) was developed by researchers in Australia and is widely used by sleep professionals around the world to measure sleep deprivation.

Answer these questions with regards to your usual way of life in recent times. Note that if you have not done some of these things recently, think about how they have affected you in the past.

How likely are you to doze off or fall asleep in the following situations, in contrast to feeling just tired?

Use the following scale to choose the most appropriate number for each situation:
0 = no chance of dozing
1 = slight chance of dozing
2 = moderate chance of dozing
3 = high chance of dozing

 

 

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

Results

Total Epworth Score:
Interpretation:

**Note: We assume no liability for outcomes of this test, and you by using this test, assume all responsibilty contained herein. If you may have sleep apnea, please contact a qualified health care provider.

In OSA, ESS > 16 was only seen in patients with moderate to severe disease.

If your score indicates that you may have a sleep disorder, contact us for a consultation.


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