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Dental Solutions for Sleep | Are you at risk? Take the Epworth test. in Jackson

Dr. Robert Hopper

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468 N Parkway
Jackson, TN 38305

731-664-5615

Are you at risk? Take the Epworth test.
 

WARNING SIGNS

  • Being overweight (Body Mass Index BMI of greater than 28)
  • Family history of Obstructive Sleep Apnea
  • A neck greater than 17 inches for men and 16 inches for women
  • Frequent use of alcohol or sedatives 
  • Smokers
  • Have you ever been told you appear to stop breathing while sleeping?
  • Person over the age of 65
  • Uncontrollable high blood pressure
  • Person who displays a recessed chin
  • Person with a excessively large tongue
  • Menopausal woman
  • Do you often feel tired during the day despite a full night's sleep?

 

EPWORTH SLEEPINESS SCALE

Use the Epworth Sleepiness Scale to measure your general level of sleepiness:

How likely would you be to fall asleep in the following situations?

(0 = never, 1= slight chance, 2 =moderate chance, 3 = high chance of sleeping)

 

Sitting and reading                                                                           0                1                  2                 3

Watching TV                                                                                      0                1                  2                 3

Sitting inactive in a public place/theater                                       0                1                  2                 3

As a passenger in a car for an hour without a break                  0                1                  2                 3

Lying down in the afternoon                                                            0                1                  2                 3

Sitting and talking to someone                                                        0                1                  2                 3

Sitting quietly after lunch (no alcohol)                                            0                1                  2                  3

In a car, while stopped in traffic                                                      0                1                  2                  3

Total

This test alone is not meant to diagnose, a total score above ten suggests the need for further evaluation.  Use this is a discussion tool for further conversation on the topic with your physician.

 
 
 
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