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The Epworth Sleepiness Scale

How likely are you to doze off or fall asleep in the following situations, in contrast to feeling just tired? 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. Use the following scale to choose the most appropriate number for each situation:
0 = No chance of dozing
1 = Slight chance of dozing
2 = Moderate chance of dozing
3 = High chance 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          ________
If you scored a nine or above, please talk to your doctor about making a referral to Phoebe's Sleep Center or call the Sleep Center at 229-312-1220.