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On the Epworth Sleepiness Scale, scores less than _____ are normal, and scores higher than______ may suggest the need for additional evaluation by a sleep specialist.

Summary Introduction

To review:

The given blank space in the statement, “On the Epworth Sleepiness scale, scores less than _________ are normal, and scores higher than __________ may suggest the need for additional evaluation by a sleep specialist.”

Introduction:

Sleep is a state of partial unconsciousness, in which the skeletal muscles’ activity gets diminished, and the metabolism is in a depressed state. A person who is sleeping can be awakened by stimulation. The difference between coma and sleep is that sleep is reversible. The amount of sleep depends on the body size. For example, an elephant or a giraffe sleeps about 3-4 hours, bats sleep for 18 hours, a newborn sleep for 17 hours, and an adult sleep for 6-8 hours.

Please refer to Clinical Application Case-1 for further information.

Explanation

The Epworth sleepiness scale was introduced by the Dr. Murray John of Epworth Hospital, Australia. It is a scale that is meant to measure the daytime sleepiness by asking a few questions. It is generally used by sleep specialists for diagnosing sleep disorders. The questions include rating his or her probability of sleeping from 0 to 3 for eight situations.

The scores of all the eight situations are added...

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