If you have experienced several of the symptoms below, you may have sleep apnea.
There are several predisposing factors for Sleep Apnea including:
How likely are you to doze off or fall asleep in the following situations?
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
Sitting and reading _____
Watching TV _____
Sitting, inactive in a public place (theatre, 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 _____
Total ( 0 – 24) ________
Interpreting the Epworth Sleepiness Scale
0 ‐ 7: It is unlikely that you are abnormally sleepy.
8 ‐ 9: You have an average amount of daytime sleepiness.
10 ‐ 15: You may be excessively sleepy depending on the situation. You may want to consider seeking medical attention.
16 ‐ 24: You are excessively sleepy and should consider seeking medical attention.
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