Two widely used tools for determining the amount of sleepiness a person has and the likelihood of that person suffering from sleep apnea are the Epworth Sleepiness Scale and the Berlin Questionnaire.
We have included these tests for you to get a better idea of the condition of your sleep and to see if you may suffer from a sleep disorder.
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Epworth Sleepiness Scale
You can use this self-test to see if you are getting enough sleep.
According to the National Sleep Foundation, nearly seven out of 10 Americans say they experience frequent sleep problems and 67% of American adults do not get the recommended eight hours of sleep per night.
How tired are you, and how likely are you to doze off at inappropriate times?
Read the following situations and use the scale provided to rate your sleepiness.
0 – No chance of falling asleep
1 – Slight chance of falling asleep
2 – Moderate chance of falling asleep
3 – High chance of falling asleep
Epworth Scoring Results
1 – 6 = Good. You’re likely getting restful sleep.
7 – 9 = Okay. Your sleep could be improved.
10 or higher = Bad. You may have a sleep disorder like sleep apnea.
Another test which can be done to see if you may have a sleep disorder, such as sleep apnea, is the Berlin Questionnaire below.
Simply answer the questions in the following categories and then calculate your score per the instructions at the end.
If your results on the above tests indicate that you aren’t getting enough sleep or that you may have a sleep disorder; or if you have any questions about sleep disorders or devices to correct them, come in and see Dr. Poczatek for a free consultation.
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