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Rate Your Sleepiness

The Epworth Sleepiness Scale is used to determine the level of daytime sleepiness. 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 

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 a traffic while driving
Total score (add the scores up) - This is your Epworth score

A score of 10 or more is considered sleepy. A score of 18 or more is very sleepy. For scores of 10 or more, consider improving sleep hygiene and/or see a sleep specialist. These issues should be discussed with your personal physician.

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