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Self Test For Sleep Apnea


The Epworth Sleepiness Test:

Rate each of the following on a scale of 0 to 3 for how likely you are to accidentally fall asleep

1. Sitting and Reading___

2. Watching TV___

3. Sitting inactive in a public place (meeting or theater)___

4. Riding as a passenger in a car for longer than a hour___

5. Lying down to rest in the afternoon___

6. Sitting and talking to someone___

7. Sitting quietly after lunch without alcohol___

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


Rating Scale:

0=Would never doze

1=slight chance of dozing

2=moderate chance of dozing

3=high chances of dozing

A total of 9 or higher could indicate a need to have a sleep study done. (252) 391-9333