The influence of the circadian rhythm on the completion of the Epworth Sleepiness Scale

Sebastian Plößl, Andreas Bedorf, Thomas Bremert, Lars Bieseke, Stefan Plontke & Michael Herzog
Introduction: The Epworth Sleepiness Scale (ESS) is used to assess daytime sleepiness over a period of time routinely in patients with sleep-related breathing disorders (SRBD). There is no data available on the impact of the current vigilance at the particular time completing the ESS. Differing ESS-scores[for full text, please go to the a.m. URL]