Information About Sleep Testing

Epworth Sleepiness Scale

This is the standard series of questions that are widely used to see how your sleep affects your daily life. You will rate how likely you are to fall asleep in certain situations.

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

Epworth Sleepiness Scale

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


0-6 You are getting plenty of sleep.
7-8 Your score is average.
9+ Seek the advice of a sleep specialist without delay


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