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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 have not 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

Situation


________ Sitting and reading.

________ Watching television.

________ Sitting inactive in a public place (e.g., theatre).

________ 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 lunch without alcohol.

________ In a car, while stopped for a few minutes in traffic.

If your score is 10 or greater you may want to contact your physician or the HCCH Cardio-Pulmonary Department about participating in a sleep study. Any number less than 10 is usually normal.