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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.  If you have not done some of these things recently, try to evaluate how they would have affected you.  Choose the most appropriate selection for each question.

1. Sitting and reading.

2. Watching TV.

3. Sitting inactive in a public place (meeting, movie).

4. As a passenger in a car for an hour with no break.

5. Lying down to rest in the afternoon if circumstances permit.

6. Sitting and talking to someone.

7. Sitting quietly after lunch with no alcohol.

8. In a car, while stopped for a few minutes in traffic.

This Epworth Sleepiness Evaluation provides general medical information that should be used for informative and educational purposes only. Your results should not be used as a substitute for the personal, professional medical advice of your physician.

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