A sleepiness survey is used by the sleep specialists at Kansas City’s Rowe Neurology Institute to help online visitors assess the quality of their sleep based on their waking experiences. Many other surveys are in common use, including the Epworth Sleepiness Scale, the Stanford Sleepiness Scale, and the Stop-Bang scores. These tests assess the ability of the patient to know how sleepy they are, and what others may think of their sleep quality. These are just the beginning of a sleep evaluation, however, and if continuing and significant sleep problems occur, the next step is to see a sleep physician with special qualifications in sleep medicine to get to the bottom of the problem, rather than just “take a pill”, either one of the newer sleep aids like zolpidem, or use an antidepressant like trazodone off-label, to promote sleep.
There are no wrong answers, but the quiz will give you a score and show you which of your answers indicate you’re doing fine, and which answers might be cause for further investigation.