25. Evaluation of Excessive Sleepiness

  1. Teofilo Lee-Chiong M.D.
  1. Merrill S. Wise

Published Online: 4 NOV 2005

DOI: 10.1002/0471751723.ch25

Sleep: A Comprehensive Handbook

Sleep: A Comprehensive Handbook

How to Cite

Wise, M. S. (2005) Evaluation of Excessive Sleepiness, in Sleep: A Comprehensive Handbook (ed T. Lee-Chiong), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/0471751723.ch25

Editor Information

  1. National Jewish Medical and Research Center, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center Denver, Colorado, USA

Author Information

  1. Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 4 NOV 2005
  2. Published Print: 4 NOV 2005

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780471683711

Online ISBN: 9780471751724



  • evaluating excessive sleepiness;
  • polysomnography and multiple sleep latency test;
  • Epworth sleepiness scale and sleep–wake diaries


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Clinical History and Examination

  • Role of Polysomnography and the Multiple Sleep Latency Test

  • Conclusions

  • References