Epworth Sleepiness Scale

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BGD2Me
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   Posted 2/1/2007 11:00 PM (GMT -6)   
Has anyone ever heard of this? What would your rating be? Do they give this test as a fatigue gauge? Is this the type of tiredness someone feels with MS?

http://www.stanford.edu/~dement/epworth.html

Just curious.

Thanks,

Lysha

(Lysha, just made u'r link active.)

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   Posted 2/1/2007 11:59 PM (GMT -6)   
Geez Lysha...i don't know the answers to u'r questions, but my score was 17!! I"m going to bed! ;)

Seriousy, i don't know if people with ms feel more or less sleepy, but i certainly have periods where i'm soooo sleepy (like drug induced) , but then again i'm a sleepyhead anyway. Interesting scale to say the least. I've never seen anything like this in my doc visits, but then have never had a sleep study done either, so wouldn't really know. I'm sure someone here knows much more than me about it and they'll be along soon to give input. Sleep well! ;)
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   Posted 2/2/2007 7:21 AM (GMT -6)   
I've not heard of this study.  But then, I've not undergone a sleep study, either, so perhaps it is used there.  Are you thinking that this might be some measure of the fatigue related to MS, which can strike folks (with MS) even if we've had a full night's sleep...

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   Posted 2/2/2007 9:06 AM (GMT -6)   
I feel asleep sitting up last night. My son thought I died. I was talking to him one minute, and then all of a sudden my head dropped and he was like 'Mom, MOM!' I just fell asleep at 9:30! Good Grief! I scored a 12
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BGD2Me
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   Posted 2/2/2007 7:26 PM (GMT -6)   
Uppity,

Yes, I was thinking this test might be a measure of the fatigue that MSers experience. I was curious to hear how tired everyone is. I think it helps explain what is normal tiredness and what is beyond normal. It was a shock for me because I thought everyone fell asleep during meetings or watching tv.

Thank you to the ones that have responded.

Lysha
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photogirl1358
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   Posted 2/3/2007 1:47 AM (GMT -6)   

Hi Lysha

My score was a 2.

I don't really see my fatigue as sleepiness though.  I experience fatigue as feeling heavy and needing to sit, not necessarily sleep.  I do get about 11 hours of sleep a night, so I'm sure that helps :-)

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   Posted 2/3/2007 6:00 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Lysha,
 
   I've never heard of this particular one, though I scored a 12 myself and hubby a 17!  There is a test though called the Fatigue impact scale though you can check it out and download it here.
 
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BGD2Me
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   Posted 2/3/2007 10:27 AM (GMT -6)   
Wow Kimber! That is really in-depth reading. I will have to try reading it when I can understand it better. Or make Justin read it and tell me about it!!haha

I know that everyone experiences fatigue in their own way. It's just hard to comprehend "how" someone experiences fatigue.

Thanks everyone,

Lysha
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   Posted 2/3/2007 10:51 AM (GMT -6)   
Wow I scored 18! I am going back to bed now after I call in to work hahahaha. Never heard of this test before, very interesting.

Thanks for sharing:)
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Denda
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   Posted 2/3/2007 10:57 AM (GMT -6)   
Haha Carla -

I had to laugh! Your saying... Every day I WAKE is a new positive beginning... Are you sure you're awake if you scored an 18???

Have a great weekend and try to stay awake!
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tropical dreams
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   Posted 2/3/2007 11:12 PM (GMT -6)   
Hey Denda**

It doesn't say every SINGLE day I wake just every day I wake hahahaha. Thanks for making me laugh and I am trying to stay awake here at work, 6 more hrs left till 6am :)

Hugs
***Carla***
 
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