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Daytime sleepiness, snoring, and obstructive sleep apnea. The Epworth Sleepiness Scale

Daytime sleepiness, snoring, and obstructive sleep apnea. The Epworth Sleepiness Scale

Chest 103(1): 30-36

The Epworth Sleepiness Scale (ESS) is a simple questionnaire measuring the general level of daytime sleepiness, called here the average sleep propensity. This is a measure of the probability of falling asleep in a variety of situations. The conceptual basis of the ESS involves a four-process model of sleep and wakefulness. The sleep propensity at any particular time is a function of the ratio of the total sleep drive to the total wake drive with which it competes. ESS scores significantly distinguished patients with primary snoring from those with obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS), and ESS scores increased with the severity of OSAS. Multiple regression analysis showed that ESS scores were more closely related to the frequency of apneas than to the degree of hypoxemia in OSAS. ESS scores give a useful measure of average sleep propensity, comparable to the results of all-day tests such as the multiple sleep latency test.

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