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
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