Epworth Sleepiness Scale
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 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 ____
Total score (add the scores up)
(This is your Epworth score) ____ The Epworth Sleepiness Scale result: A total score of less than 10 recommends that you may not be suffering from excessive daytime sleepiness.
A total score of 9 or more advises that you may need further evaluation by a physician to determine the cause of your excessive daytime sleepiness and whether you have an underlying sleep disorder.
The Epworth sleepiness scale is used to help you identify your own level of daytime sleepiness, which is symptom of many sleep disorders.
If your score is 9 or more, discuss with your physician. Be sure to describe all your symptoms, as clearly as possible, to aid in your diagnosis and treatment.
It is important to remember that true excessive daytime sleepiness is almost always caused by an underlying medical condition that can be easily diagnosed and effectively treated.