Dennis B. Kottler, MD

Westlake Village, CA

Appointments:   818-991-8376 

Email:   doc@psychiatrix.com

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Excessive Daytime Sleepiness Self-Test  - based on the Epworth Sleepiness Scale - ESS

How likely are you to doze off or fall asleep in the following situations (as opposed to just feeling tired)?

0 = Would never doze   1 = Slight chance of dozing   2 = Moderate chance of dozing   3 = High chance of dozing


Sitting and reading 0 1 2 3
Watching television 0 1 2 3
Sitting inactive in a public place—for example, a theater or meeting 0 1 2 3
Lying down to rest in the afternoon when circumstances permit 0 1 2 3
Sitting and talking to someone 0 1 2 3
Sitting quietly after a lunch without alcohol 0 1 2 3
In a car, while stopped for a few minutes in traffic 0 1 2 3
As a passenger in a car for an hour without a break 0 1 2 3

Add the above numbers.  (It may be easier to print the page first)

If the total is 10 or more, you may have excessive daytime sleepiness.


Please share these results with your psychiatrist for further evalaution.

Causes of EDS: Sleep Apnea, Shift  Work Sleep Disorder, and Narcolepsy.

Also: Depression, Anxiety, other sources of impaired nighttime sleep.



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Appointments:  818-991-8376

Email:  doc@psychiatrix.com