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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 activities recently, try to work out how they would have affected you.


Tired all the time?

The Epworth Sleepiness Scale was developed by Dr. Murray Johns of Melbourne, Australia to measure daytime sleepiness. It is a widely-used tool to help diagnose sleep disorders.




Click on the most appropriate choice for each activity. Then press the Compute Score button.

Chance of nodding off or dozing
Activity Never
0 pts
1 pt
2 pts
3 pts
Sitting and reading
Watching TV
Sitting inactive in a public place (e.g., a theater or meeting
As a passenger in a car for an hour without a break
When lying down to rest in the afternoon, when circumstances permit
While sitting and talking to someone
While sitting quietly after lunch without alcohol
In a car, while stopped for a few minutes in traffic


  How to interpret your score      

A score of 10 or more points may indicate excessive or inappropriate sleepiness. This can be a symptom of serious sleep disorders such as sleep apnea and narcolepsy. If you have a high score, or you are worried about your sleepiness, please make an appointment with Dr. Baker.

You may also want to have your spouse or partner fill out the form for you, as a double-check. In some cases, a person may not realize they are nodding off or dozing but this is noticed by the spouse or partner.



If the Compute Score button does not work in your browser:
Each "Never" answer is worth 0 points, "Slight" is 1 point, "Moderate" is 2 points and "High" is 3 points.
Simply add up your total points to find your score.


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NOTE: Sleep health information discussed at this website is for educational purposes. Each individual is different and may have varying symptoms, diagnosis and treatments. If you are having sleep health problems, obtain professional medical advice.