The only way to be sure if you have obstructive sleep apnea is to have a sleep test either at home from a qualified sleep physician or in a hospital sleep center. But a score of 9 or above on this test is an indication that you should see your doctor.
Please feel free to print this test, fill it out and take with you to your physician.
The Epworth Test
How likely are you to doze off or fall asleep in the following situations?
Choose the most appropriate number for each situation:
A score of 9 or above indicates you may be having a problem with daytime sleepiness but below 9 does not necessarily mean that you don't have a problem. See your healthcare professional for advice if you snore, have been told that you awake gasping for breath or if you are sleepy during the day.
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