Do I Have A Sleeping Problem?
Epworth Sleepiness Scale

This is a common scale used by Sleep Medicine Physicians to determine your subjective sleepiness. You can also find this test in PDF format here.

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 = no chance of dozing
1 = slight chance of dozing
2 = moderate chance of dozing
3 = high chance of dozing

Sitting and reading
Watching TV
Sitting in active 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 circusmtances permit
Sitting and talking to someone
Sitting quietly after a lunch without alcohol
In a car, while stopped for a few minutes in traffic

1-6 Congratulations, you are probably getting enough sleep
7-8 Average? Think about talking with us
9+ Seek the advise of a sleep specialist without delay

From the AASM educational site:


Pharmacogenomic Testing
Polysomnogram or PSG (Overnight Sleep Study)
Multiple Sleep Latency Test or MSLT (Daytime Nap Test)
Home Sleep Studies
Special Laboratory Tests (Such as serotonin, dopamine, norepinephrine, hs-CRP, IL-6 and homocysteine)

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American Sleep Association
World Association of Sleep Medicine
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