How likely are you to doze off or fall asleep in the following situations, in contrast to feeling just 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 = no chance of dozing
1 = slight chance of dozing
2 = moderate chance of dozing
3 = high chance of dozing
*Note: This should only be used for "entertainment", because OSA (obstructive sleep apnea) might not become apparent with this study. We assume no liability for outcomes of this test, and you by using this test, assume all responsibility contained herein. If you believe you might have sleep apnea you should contact the Toledo Sleep Disorders Center.
CHANCE OF DOZING
Sitting and reading
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
To check your sleepiness score, total the points .
THE EPWORTH SLEEPINESS SCALE KEY
1 - 6
You are getting enough sleep!
7 - 8
Your score is average
9 and up
Seek the advice of a sleep specialist without delay