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Epworth Test

Do you have Sleep Apnea? Take Our Epworth Sleep Apnea Self Test*tired-girl

doze-behind-the-wheelBelow you will find a Epworth sleep apnea self-test. It is a simple, fast and accurate way to confirm if you should talk to us about your sleep habits, possible sleep apnea or overall health. The Epworth Sleep Apnea test was introduced by Dr. Murray Johns in 1991and has been validated and in use in obstructive sleep apnea ever since. It is a simple way to start understanding your daytime sleepiness.

 

Question: How likely are you to doze off or fall asleep in the following situations (versus just feeling tired)?

1. While sitting and reading…
2. Watching television…
3. Sitting, inactive in a public place…
4. As a passenger in a car for an hour without a break…
5. Lying down to rest in the afternoon…
6. Sitting and talking with someone…
7. Sitting quietly after lunch without alcohol…
8. In a car, while stopped at a light…

TOTAL: 0

Use this guide to interpret your results:

Less than 10 – is considered normal.
10 or higher – you probably have a sleep disorder (apnea) and should speak with Dr. Rader about it.
15 or higher – you have excessive daytime sleepiness and should speak to Dr.Rader about your sleepiness as soon as possible.

Treat Sleep Apnea & Snoring Without a CPAP Machine

Have Sleep Apnea questions? Schedule an appointment with Dr. Rader

Or you can always e-mail or call me: 925-932-1855

* This scale should not be used to make your own diagnosis. It is intended as a tool to help you identify your own level of daytime sleepiness, which can often be a symptom of various sleep disorders. If you suspect you have sleep apnea or another sleep disorder or just have questions about sleep apnea please speak with Dr. Rader and or your general physician.