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Sleepiness Test

Sleepiness Test

Epworth Sleepiness Scale

The Sleepiness Test, also know as the Epworth Test, is intended to measure daytime sleepiness by using of a very short questionnaire. It is very helpful in diagnosing sleep disorders. It was first introduced in 1991 by Dr Murray Johns of Epworth Hospital in Melbourne, Australia.

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Sleepiness Test

The Epworth Sleepiness Scale can be used to determine your level of daytime sleepiness. A score of 10 or more is considered sleepy. A score of 18 or more is very sleepy. If you score 8 or more on this test, you should consider whether you are getting adequate sleep.

Use the following scale to choose the most appropriate number for each situation:

0 = would never doze or sleep
1 = slight chance of dozing or sleeping
2 = moderate chance of dozing or sleeping
3 = high chance of dozing or sleeping

Complete the test to learn where you stand.

SITUATION

Chance of Dozing or Sleeping

Sitting and reading
Watching TV
Sitting inactive in a public place
Being a passenger in a motor vehicle for an hour or more
Lying down in the afternoon
Sitting and talking to someone
Sitting quietly after lunch (no alcohol)
Stopped for a few minutes in traffic
while driving
Add your scores up to determine your Epworth total score

If your Epworth total score was 8 or more, you want to contact Seattle Sleep Medicine for a FREE consultation.

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Make an appointment online or call (425) 771-3266 today and ask about Oral Appliances for snoring and obstructive sleep apnea that are safe, effective and easy to use.  Dr. Streit and the team at Seattle Sleep Medicine are recognized experts on providing Oral Appliance alternatives to CPAP.  Oral Appliances are effective and can help save lives.