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 description for each situation.
Introduced by Dr Murray Johns in 1991, the Epworth sleepiness scale has been validated primarily in obstructive sleep apnea.
The Epworth Sleepiness Scale is brought to you by the The British Snoring and Sleep Apnoea Association - a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to helping snorers and their bed partners improve their sleep, returning them again to peaceful nights together.
The aims of the association, founded in 1991, are to promote public awareness that snoring and sleep apnoea are generally treatable complaints and that help is available. We offer information on causes and treatments and this can be obtained from our web site or by telephone to one of our help line advisers. We also have a close working relationship with the medical profession and provide them and their patients with our expert help and information.
BSSAA are members of organisations such as the Royal Society of Medicine, The British Thoracic Society and The British Sleep Society
Tel: 01737 245638
Fax: 0870 052 9212
Web: www.epworthtest.co.uk, www.britishsnoring.co.uk, www.bruxism.org.uk
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