Sleep Info
 

The Epworth Sleepiness Scale

 

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 have affected you in the past. 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

 

Situation

Chance of Dozing

Sitting and reading

 

Watching TV

 

Sitting inactive in a public place (e.g. theater or at the mall)

 

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

 

 

To check your sleepiness score, total the points. Check your total score to see how sleepy you are.

1-6

Congratulations, you are getting enough sleep!

7-8

Your score is average

9 and up

See the advice of a sleep specialist without delay

 

Compliments of:

Dr. Chris A. Recknagel, DDS

801 North Mustang Road, Suite A

Yukon, Oklahoma 73099

405-324-0024

www.smilesbydrchris.com

 

 

 


 

STOP – Bang

Questionnaire

 

Snoring? Do you snore loudly (loud enough to be heard through closed doors or be elbowed by your bed-partner for snoring all night?)

Tired? Do you often feel tire, fatigued, or sleepy during the daytime (such as falling asleep during driving or talking to someone)?

Observed? Has anyone observed you stop breathing or choking/gasping during your sleep?

Pressure? Do you have or are you being treated for high blood pressure?

 

Body mass index (BMI) more than 30 or more? Use a BMI calculator online to calculate

Age older than 50?

Neck size large? (Measured around Adams apple) For male, is your shirt collar 17 inches / 43 cm or larger? For female, is your shirt collar 16 inches / 41 cm or larger?

Gender = Male?

Scoring: Answering “yes” to three or more of the 8 questions indicates that you are at high risk for Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA). Answering “yes” to less than three questions indicates that you are at a low risk for OSA. If you scored in the high risk OSA category, a sleep study or an evaluation by a sleep specialist may be warranted.

 

 

Compliments of:

Dr. Chris A. Recknagel, DDS

801 North Mustang Road, Suite A

Yukon, Oklahoma 73099

405-324-0024

www.smilesbydrchris.com