Sleep Lab

MUSC sleep disorders program

Epworth Sleepiness Scale

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. Choose the most appropriate number for each situation.
 
1. Sitting and Reading
      Would Never Doze
      Slight Chance of Dozing
      Moderate Chance of Dozing
      High Chance of Dozing
 
2. Lying down to rest in the afternoon when circumstances permit
      Would Never Doze
      Slight Chance of Dozing
      Moderate Chance of Dozing
      High Chance of Dozing
 
3. Watching TV
      Would Never Doze
      Slight Chance of Dozing
      Moderate Chance of Dozing
      High Chance of Dozing
 
4. Sitting and talking to someone
      Would Never Doze
      Slight Chance of Dozing
      Moderate Chance of Dozing
      High Chance of Dozing
 
5. Sitting, inactive in a public place (e.g., a theater or a meeting)
      Would Never Doze
      Slight Chance of Dozing
      Moderate Chance of Dozing
      High Chance of Dozing
 
6. Sitting quietly after lunch without alcohol
      Would Never Doze
      Slight Chance of Dozing
      Moderate Chance of Dozing
      High Chance of Dozing
 
7. As a passenger in a car for an hour without a break
      Would Never Doze
      Slight Chance of Dozing
      Moderate Chance of Dozing
      High Chance of Dozing
 
8. In a car, while stopped for a few minutes in traffic
      Would Never Doze
      Slight Chance of Dozing
      Moderate Chance of Dozing
      High Chance of Dozing
 
 
 

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