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Measure Your Sleepiness

Measure Your Sleepiness

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:

Fill out the questionnaire below using this points system:
0 = no chance of dozing
1 = slight chance of dozing
2 = moderate chance of dozing
3 = high chance of dozing

SituationChances of dozing

Sitting and reading___________________
Watching TV___________________
Sitting inactive in a public place (e.g a theater or a 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___________________

Now add up your points, and check below for your results:

  • 1 – 6 points: Congratulations, you are getting enough sleep!
  • 7 – 8 points: Average score.
  • 10+: If the score is above 10, this is abnormal, signifies excessive daytime sleepiness, and you should consult with your doctor as you may have a sleep disorder.
  • 15+: Any scores above 15, you have a serious sleepiness issue and should be seen as soon as possible.