Epworth Sleepiness Scale

How likely are you to doze off or fall asleep in the following situations, in contrast to feeling just tired? This refers to your usual way of life in recent times. Even if you have not done some of these things recently, try to work out how they would have affected you. Use the following scale to choose the most appropriate number for each situation.

0 = would never doze
1 = slight chance of dozing
2 = moderate chance of dozing
3 = high chance of dozing

 Situation

 Chance of Dozing

 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 with someone

 Sitting quietly after a lunch without alcohol

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

 Total


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Epworth Sleepiness Scale Key:

1 – 6: Congratulations, you are getting enough sleep!
7 – 8: Your score is average
9 and up: Seek the advice of a sleep specialist without delay