Do you think you have a sleeping problem? Take the test below and bring the results to your next doctor's appointment.
Sleep disorders affect the quantity or quality of sleep. According to the National Commission on Sleep Disorders Research, an estimated 40 million Americans experience short-term sleep-related problems, and an additional 40 million people suffer from chronic sleep disorders. It is important to recognize sleep problems because they can make other diseases or health conditions worse and potentially become dangerous to your life and others if daily activities are affected.
This questionnaire, called the Epworth Sleepiness Scale, was developed in 1991 by Dr. Murray Johns of Epworth Hospital in Melbourne, Australia, to measure daytime sleepiness. This can be helpful in diagnosing sleep disorders. The questionnaire will ask how likely are you to doze off or fall asleep in certain situations, in contrast to just feeling tired.
The Epworth Sleepiness Scale
How likely are you to doze off or fall asleep in the following situations? 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.
When the quiz is complete, your results will appear here for easy printing.
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