The Epworth Sleepiness Test
How likely are you to doze off or fall asleep in the following situations?
Choose the most appropriate number for each situation:
- 0 = Would never doze
- 1 = Slight chance of dozing
- 2 = Moderate chance of dozing
- 3 = High chance of dozing
The only way to find out if you have obstructive sleep apnea is to have a sleep test at a qualified sleep center, but scoring 9 or above on the Epworth Sleepiness test is an indication that you should see a doctor. Please feel free to print and fill out this test to take with you when you see a physician.
___ Sitting and reading
___ Watching TV
___ Sitting, inactive in a public place (theater, 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 lunch without alcohol
___ In a car, while stopped for a few minutes in traffic
Also try an extended test to check for other sleep disorders here.