Sleep Test

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 = would never doze
1 = slight chance of dozing
2 = moderate chance of dozing
3 = high chance of dozing
(Answer each question 0,1,2, or 3)
Situation
Chance of Dozing

Sitting and reading
Watching TV
Sitting, inactive in a public place (e.g., a theater or 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


Total your answers from the questions above. The ESS should only be considered a subjective tool in evaluating your snoring. If you score 11 or more, there is a good chance you may have OSAS and you should seek the advice of your physician. However, the ESS cannot diagnose your condition and scoring less than 11 CANNOT guarantee you don't have OSAS. If you feel you have any signs of OSAS, you should consult your physician.

Material in this section from: Johns MW. A new method for measuring daytime sleepiness: the Epworth sleepiness scale. Sleep, 14(6):540-545The Federal Drug Administration requires that the TheraSnore® and all other anti-snoring appliances be fit by a doctor or dentist. Patients may not fit themselves.