Epworth Sleepiness Scale
 
 

Epworth Sleepiness Scale

Other than just feeling tired, how likely are you to doze off or fall asleep in the following situations? This refers to your usual way of life in recent times. Even if you have not done some of these things lately, try to work out how they would have affected you. 

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 


Score your chance of dozing
 

Sitting and reading    0  1  2  3 
Watching TV  0  1  2  3
Sitting inactive in a public place (e.g. a theater or a meeting) 0  1  2  3
As a passenger riding in a car for an hour 0  1  2  3
Lying down to rest in the afternoon when circumstances permit     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 a few minutes in traffic 0  1  2  3

                              Total Score (add all responses) ____________________ 

If you scored higher than 10 on the above questions call our Sleep Center today at (727) 820-7824 or contact your physician to discuss your sleep.