What is Your EPWORTH Sleepiness Score?

Your Answers to this Sleep Quiz Will Help You Decide Whether You May Suffer from Sleep Apnea:

How likely are you to doze off or fall asleep 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 = no chancee of dozing
1 = slight chance of dozing
2 = moderate chance of dozing
3 = high chance of dozing 

Situation Chance of Dozing:

  • Sitting and reading
    Watching TV
  • Sitting inactive in a public place (e.g. a theater or a meeting)
  • As a passanger 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 with alcohol
  • In a car, while stopped for a few minutes in traffic

If you or someone close to you has more than 12 points, you should discuss your symptoms with your physician or a sleep specialist or ask The Sleep Center of Nevada for more information on the diagnosis and treatment of Sleep Apnea. Different treatment options exist; which one is right depends upon the severity of your apnea and other aspects of the disorder. Talk to you doctor about your choices. Untreated sleep apnea can be extremely serious and cannot be ignored.

Help The Sleep Center of Nevada reach the millions of Americans who snore loudly, gasp for air as they sleep, and feel tired and unrested during the day. If you think people who you know suffer from Sleep Apnea, give them this brochure. Sleep Apnea is no laughing matter. You may help them more than you can imagine.