The Epworth Sleepiness Scale is used to determine the 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 10 or more on this test, you should consider whether you are obtaining adequate sleep, need to see a sleep specialist. These issues should be discussed with your personal physician.
Use the following scale to choose the most appropriate number for each situation:
Assess your risk for sleep apnea. The total score for all 5 sections is your Apnea Risk Score. Print out this questionnaire, write your best answer for each question and see where you stand.
If you answered 3) or 4) for questions A-D, Specially if you have one or more of the conditions listed in question E, then you may be at risk for sleep apnea and should discuss this with your physician.
** If this is a medical emergency, please call 911 immediately! **