Epworth Sleepiness Scale

The Epworth Sleepiness Scale is a standard scale you will find at sleep clinics everywhere. It is used to determine just how sleepy you are. If you score over 10, then you should talk to your doctor.

Use this scale...

  • 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
  • Here are the situations...
  • ___ 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

Add up the numbers for your total score. Remember, if you scored higher than 10, then you should see your doctor about your excessive daytime sleepiness.

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