Epworth Sleepiness Scale - How Sleepy are You?

How likely are you to doze off or fall asleep in the following situations, as opposed to just feeling tired? Read the following situations and use the scale provided to rate your sleepiness.

0 = would never doze
1 = slight chance of dozing
2 = moderate chance of dozing
3 = high chance of dozing

Situation Chance of Dozing
Sitting and Reading 0 1 2 3
Watching TV 0 1 2 3
Sitting inactive in a public place 0 1 2 3
As a passenger in a car for one hour without a break 0 1 2 3
Lying down to rest in the afternoon 0 1 2 3
Sitting and talking to someone 0 1 2 3
Sitting quietly after lunch (without alcohol) 0 1 2 3
In a car, stopped for a few minutes in traffic 0 1 2 3
Total Score: ________

If your score is 10 or greater, you are considered sleepy and should see your primary care physician or sleep specialist to discuss your options.

 

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