Epworth Sleepiness Scale

Epworth Sleepiness ScaleThe 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. These issues should be discussed with your personal physician.

Use the following scale to choose the most appropriate number for each situation:0 = would never doze or sleep.
1 = slight chance of dozing or sleeping
2 = moderate chance of dozing or sleeping
3 = high chance of dozing or sleeping

Print out this test, fill in your answers and see where you stand.

SituationChance of dozing or sleeping
Sitting and reading__
Watching TV__
Sitting inactive in a public place__
Being a passenger in a motor vehicle for an hour or more__
Lying down in the afternoon__
Sitting and talking to someone__
Sitting quietly after lunch (no alcohol)__
Stopped for a few minutes in traffic while driving__

Total score (add the scores up)
(This is your Epworth score)