Sleep Testing Center

Titus Regional Medical Center is home to a state-of-the-art sleep lab. If you are tired all the time, take too many naps, or find it difficult to stay awake and alert, you may be suffering from a sleep disorder.

Take the following simple screening test to determine how sleepy you are. If you score a 9 or more, you should contact your healthcare provider or our sleep lab for further advice on how to obtain a sleep study or polysomnogram.

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 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

Situation

Chance of Dozing

Sitting and reading

 

Watching TV

 

Sitting inactive in a public place (theater, meeting, etc.)

 

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

Total:

        1 - 6: Congratulations, you are getting enough sleep!

        7 - 8: Your score is average

9 and up: Seek the advice of TRMC Sleep Lab without delay.