Epworth Sleepiness Scale

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

Use the scale below 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


Your Score

Sitting and reading

Watching television

Sitting inactive in a public place (movie theater)

As a car passenger for an hour without a break

Lying down to rest in the afternoon

Sitting and talking to someone

Sitting quietly after lunch without alcohol

In a car while stopped for a few minutes in traffic

If your total score is 9 or greater, please print these results to show to your physician.



The Epworth Sleepiness Scale is a recognized self-testing method to determine levels of sleepiness while performing common daytime activities. This brief assessment is not a substitute for professional advice.


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