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. 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
|Situation||Chance of Dozing or Sleeping|
|Sitting & Reading||_|
|Sitting, Inactive in a Public Place (Theatre, Meeting)||_|
|As a Passenger in a Car for an Hour without a Break||_|
|Lying Down to Rest in the Afternoon when Time Permits||_|
|Sitting and Talking to Someone||_|
|Sitting Quietly After a Lunch without Alcohol||_|
|In a Car, while Stopped for a Few Minutes||_|