Sleep can affect more than just how much energy you have. Talk to your primary care provider today about your sleep.
Sleep is essential to your health. Scientific studies show that not getting enough sleep can increase your risk of obesity, depression, diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure and stroke. The National Department of Transportation estimates that drowsy driving is responsible for 1,550 deaths every year and another 40,000 non-fatal injuries.
Epworth Sleepiness Scale
0 = No chance of dozing
1 = Slight chance of dozing
2 = Moderate chance of dozing
3 = High chance of dozing
Epworth Sleepiness Scale Interpretation
0 – 7
It is likely that you are not abnormally sleepy.
8 – 9
Average amount of sleepiness.
10 – 15
You may be excessively sleepy depending on the situation. You may want to consider medical attention.
16 – 24
You are excessively sleepy and should consider seeking medical attention.