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
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 (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 with alcohol
In a car, while stopped for a few minutes in traffic
If you or someone close to you has more than 10 points, you should discuss your symptoms with your physician or a sleep specialist or ask The Sleep Center of Nevada for more information on the diagnosis and treatment of Sleep Apnea. Different treatment options exist; the right option depends upon the severity of your sleep apnea and other aspects of the disorder. Talk to you doctor about your choices. Untreated sleep apnea can be extremely serious and cannot be ignored.