Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Epworth Sleepiness Scale

After reading Table for One I decided to score myself on the Epworth Sleepiness Scale I scored 10 - seek advice from a sleep specialist without delay... The thing is - I've always been proud of my ability to sleep at a moment's notice. I often fall asleep in a boring meeting but never in an interesting one - I just find it to be a filtering mechanism. I've never fallen asleep with a patient but have fallen asleep waiting for a patient to arrive... I like to think of it as an economical use of my time!

2 comments:

Solitary Diner said...

Thanks for the link! Not sure whether you saw my scores, but I got an 8 at baseline and a 19 (out of a possible 24) now that I'm recovering from my week of nights. Apparently medicine and rest don't go together.

Liana said...

I scored 3. All my points came from whether I'd fall asleep as a passenger in a car. That's my kryptonite.

(Yay for family medicine and group call... I haven't done a night shift since December 2010).