* Do You Have Sleep Apnea? – Screening Questionaire

The Epworth Sleepiness scale is used world wide to assess sleepiness. This scale is used as a screening tool and should not be used to make a diagnosis.

How likely are you to doze off or fall asleep in the following situations?

Never Rarely Occasionally Often
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 lunch, without alcohol
In a car, while stopped for a few minutes in traffic

Total: 0

A score of 6-10 or higher indicates there may be a daytime sleepiness problem. Below 6 does not mean a problem may not exist. Symptoms should be reviewed with a physician regardless of the score.

  • Do you often feel sleepy during the daytime?
  • Do you snore, or has anyone ever told you that you snore?
  • Has anyone ever told you that you stop breathing during sleep?
  • Do you ever have a choking or gasping sensation during sleep?
  • Do your legs ‘kick’ during sleep?

If you have answered yes to any of these question you should discuss your symptoms with your physician.