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Epworth Sleepiness Scale
How likely are you to doze off or fall asleep in the following situations?
(in contrast to just feeling tired) Use the following scale to rate your chance of dozing in the following situations:
(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).
Chance of Dozing
  • 0= would never doze
  • 1= slight chance of dozing
  • 2= moderate chance of dozing
  • 3= high chance of dozing
Sitting and reading  
Watching TV  
Sitting, inactive, in a public place  
As a passenger in a car for an hour  
Lying down in the afternoon  
Sitting and talking to someone  
Sitting quietly after a lunch without alcohol  
In a car, while stopped for a few minutes in traffic  

Score analysis
  • Score of 1-6: you're getting enough sleep
  • Score of 4-8: you tend to be sleepy during the day; this is the average score
  • Score of 9-15: you are very sleepy and should seek medical advice
  • Score of 16 or greater: you are dangerously sleepy and should seek medical advice  
More about Sleep
Interactive Video Tutorials
Sleep Disorders from Medline Plus.  Scroll down through "Diseases and Conditions".  Select "Sleep Disorders" and follow the directions for the interactive tutorial.  Medline Plus is a service of the National Library of Medicine and the National Institute of Health

(1) Brain Basics; Understanding Sleep from the National Institute of Neurological Diseases
(2) Sleep apnea from the
(3) Sleep apnea from the American Sleep Apnea Association phone: 202-293-3650
(4) Snoring, Not Funny, Not Hopeless from the American Academy of Otolaryngology -- Head and Neck Surgery
(5) American Academy of Sleep Medicine
(6) How Well are you Sleeping?
from the FDA
(7) Women and Sleep from the National Sleep Foundation
(8) Teens and Sleep from the National Sleep Foundation

Sleep Labs in Pinellas County, Florida
If there is evidence of a primary sleep disorder, your physician may refer you to a sleep lab
Mease Dunedin Sleep Lab, 601 Main Street, Mail Stop 432, Dunedin, FL 34698-5848, Phone: 727-734-6718,

Mease Hospital
, 1840 Mease Drive, Suite 120, Safety Harbor, FL 34695, Phone: 727-725-6454;

Bayfront Medical Center, Diagnostic Sleep Services, 701 Sixth Street South, St. Petersburg, FL 33701, Phone: 727-893-6176;

Edward White Hospital Sleep Disorder Center
, 2323 9th Avenue, N., St. Petersburg, FL 33733, Phone: 727-328-6232;

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