How likely are you to doze off or fall asleep in the following situations in contrast to just feeling tired? This refers to your usual way of life in recent times. Even if you have not done some of these things, try to work out how they would have affected you. Use the following scale to choose the most appropriate number for each situation.
How frequent do you accidentally fall asleep while .....?
Reading a book.
Sitting quietly outside the house.
Talking with someone else.
Being stuck in traffic.
Going on a long ride or drive.
Sitting quietly after lunch
Sitting in a reclining position after lunch
Johns MW. A new method for measuring daytime sleepiness: the Epworth sleepiness scale.
Sleep 1991 14:540-5. (The Epworth scale is named after Epworth Hospital, Melbourne, Australia,
where Dr Johns worked.)