Sleep Apnea Quiz – Covington, GA
What is the Epworth Sleep Apnea Assessment?
Knowing your risk for sleep apnea is crucial to determining the kind of treatment you need for your sleep apnea. There are multiple ways to confirm your risk, but Dr. Stephen Dean makes use of the Epworth Sleep Apnea Assessment Test, a relatively straightforward quiz used by many of his patients. Not only does it help us better understand your condition, but it helps you understand your sleeping problems better as well. It’s designed to be an acronym for the most common symptoms that accompany sleep apnea, as you’ll find below.
Rate your level of daytime sleepiness using the following scale:
0 = You would never doze off or sleep
1 = Slight chance of dozing or sleeping
2 = Moderate chance of dozing or sleeping
3 = High chance of dozing or sleeping
Situation: Chance of Dozing or Sleeping
Sitting and reading:
Sitting inactive in a public place:
Being a passenger in a motor vehicle for an hour or more:
Lying down in the afternoon:
Sitting and talking to another person:
Sitting quietly after lunch (no alcohol):
Stopped for a few minutes in traffic while driving:
0-7 = It is unlikely that you are abnormally sleepy
8-9 = You have an average amount of daytime sleepiness
10-15 = You may be excessively sleepy depending on the situation. You may want to consider seeking medical attention.
16-24 = You are excessively sleepy and should consider seeking medical attention.