The Epworth Sleepiness Scale

The Epworth Sleepiness Scale

 How likely is it to fall asleep in the following situations, in contrast to feeling just tired?

This test is referring to your everyday lifestyle over the past few years.

  Use the following scale 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

 
Situations
  1. Sitting and reading
  2. Watching TV
  3. Sitting inactive in a public place (ex a theater or meeting)
  4. As a passenger in a car for an hour without a break
  5. Lying in the afternoon when circumstances permit
  6. Sitting and talking to someone
  7. Sitting quietly after a lunch without alcohol
  8. Sitting in a car, while stopped for a few minutes in traffic
Change of dozing
  1. 0 1 2 3
  2. 0 1 2 3
  3. 0 1 2 3
  4. 0 1 2 3
  5. 0 1 2 3
  6. 0 1 2 3
  7. 0 1 2 3
  8. 0 1 2 3

  For every situation, write down the chance of dozing (0-3), according to the scale above. Then, sum all the numbers you entered and check in which category you belong from Score Results below.  

SCORE RESULTS: 1-6: Congratulations, you are within normal limits! 7-8: Moderate sleepiness 9 and above: Very sleepy – you should seek medical advice.

 
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