Dennis B. Kottler, MD

Westlake Village, CA

Appointments:   818-991-8376 

Email:   doc@psychiatrix.com

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See also:  Daytime Sleepiness

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

Rate each situation below from 0 to 3 using the following scale, then scroll down for result:


0 = no chance of dozing

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 without alcohol

In a car, while stopped for a few minutes in traffic

  Calculate Score

(based on the Epworth Sleepiness Scale - ESS)

Causes of EDS:  Obstructive 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