Do You Have Sleep Issues?
Take this quick quiz to learn if you should learn if should seek medical care or further testing for a possible medical issue. The test, called the Epworth sleepiness scale is used routinely by doctors to assess daytime sleepiness. It is not a diagnostic tool and can’t diagnose asleep disorder. If you are concerned about the quality of your sleep, see a physician regardless of
your quiz results.
How likely are you to doze off or fall a sleep 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 = would never doze
1 = slight chance of dozing
2 = moderate chance of dozing
3 = high chance of dozing
It is important that you answer each question as best you can.
Interpretation of results
Your total score can range from 0 to 24. A higher score is associated with increased sleepiness.
The following shows how your score is interpreted:
0 to 10 = normal range of sleepiness in healthy adults
11 to 14 = mild sleepiness
15 to 17 = moderate sleepiness
18 to 24 = severe sleepiness
disorder or medical condition. If you score 11 or higher, your doctor may recommend you see a sleep
specialist. Contact us for more information.