Epworth Sleepiness Test

The 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 = no chance of dozing1 = slight chance of dozing2 = moderate chance of dozing3 = high chance of dozing


SITUATIONCHANCE OF DOZING
Sitting and reading0 to 3
Watching TV0 to 3
Sitting inactive in a public place (e.g a theater or a meeting)0 to 3
As a passenger in a car for an hour without a break0 to 3
Lying down to rest in the afternoon when circumstances permit0 to 3
Sitting and talking to someone0 to 3
Sitting quietly after a lunch without alcohol0 to 3
In a car, while stopped for a few minutes in traffic0 to 3


Add up your total Epworth score from above.
1 - 6Congratulations, you are getting enough sleep!
7 - 8Your score is average.
9 and up.Seek the advice of a sleep specialist without delay.


The Epworth Sleepiness Scale is reproduced with the permission of Dr. Murray W Johns.