Sleep Health

If you are visiting our Sleep Health page, we suspect you are wondering if you or a loved one is suffering from a sleep related breathing disorder. Before you read on, we offer the The Epworth Sleepiness Scale to estimate whether you are experiencing excessive sleepiness in your daily life that possibly requires medical attention.

The Epworth Sleepiness Scale

Epworth Sleepiness Scale is widely used in the field of sleep medicine as a subjective measure of a patient's sleepiness during their daily activities. The test is a description of eight life situations where you rate your tendency to become sleepy. When you finish the test, click "submit" and your sleepiness score will be calculated based on your responses; the higher the score, the higher your sleepiness.

How Sleepy Are You?

How likely are you to doze off or fall asleep in the following situations? Please rate your tendency to become sleepy on a scale of 0 (no chance of dozing) to 3 (high chance of dozing). Remember to rate your chance of dozing off, not just feeling tired. Even if you have not done some of these things recently, try to imagine how they would have affected you.

reading
Sitting and reading


tv
Watching TV


meeting
Sitting inactive in a public place (e.g., a theater or a meeting)


car
As a passenger in a car for an hour without a break


sofa
Lying down to rest in the afternoon when circumstances permit


listening
Sitting and talking to someone


resting
Sitting quietly after a lunch without alcohol


driving
In a car, while stopped for a few minutes in traffic

 

Now that you have taken the questionnaire, if your score was 8 or higher, we recommend a visit to our office as your score places you in the category of suspected high risk of having Obstructive Sleep Apnea. Call today for a free Sleep Health Evaluation! In the meantime, we hope you will continue to read the information contained on our website about sleep health, snoring and sleep disordered breathing, the importance of sleep in maintaing overall health and a sense of wellbeing, as well as treatment options for Obstructive Sleep Apnea.

 

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