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How Sleepy Are You?

Past Issues (Oct 08) > How Sleepy Are You?

THE EPWORTH SLEEPINESS SCALE KEY

0 = no chance of dozing
1 = slight chance of dozing
2 = moderate chance of dozing
3 = high chance of dozing

 

SITUATIONCHANCE OF DOZING
Sitting and reading____________
Watching TV____________
Sitting inactive in a public place (e.g a theater or a meeting)____________
As a passenger 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 without alcohol____________
In a car, while stopped for a few minutes in traffic____________

 
To check your sleepiness score, total the points .
 
1 - 6Congratulations, you are getting enough sleep!
7 - 8Your score is average
9 and upSeek the advice of a sleep specialist without delay
 

For more information about sleep apnea pick up the Oct/Nov 2008 print edition of Bread 'n Molasses magazine.

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