Epworth Sleepiness Scale

Epworth Sleepiness Scale

The Epworth Sleepiness Scale is used to determine the level of daytime sleepiness. A score of 10 or more is considered sleepy. A score of 18 or more is very sleepy. If you score 10 or more on this test, you should consider whether you are obtaining adequate sleep, need to improve your sleep hygiene and/or need to see a sleep specialist.

Chance of Dozing Scale


Would Never Doze


Slight Chance of Dozing


Moderate Chance of Dozing


High Chance of Dozing

How likely are you to doze off or fall asleep in the following situations, in contrast to feeling just tired?

Sitting and reading


Watching TV


Sitting inactive in a public place
(e.g. a theater or a meeting)                       


As a passenger in a car for an hour
without a break


Lying down to rest in the afternoon when
circumstances permit


Sitting and talking to someone


Sitting quietly after a lunch without alcohol            


In a car, while stopped for a few minutes
in traffic


Total Score (add the scores up)

This is your Epworth Score.



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