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Epworth Sleepiness Scale

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The Epworth Sleepiness Scale is used to determine the level of daytime sleepiness. A score of 10 or more is considered sleepy. A score of 18 or more is very sleepy. If you score 10 or more on this test, you should consider whether you are obtaining adequate sleep, need to improve your sleep hygiene and/or need to see a sleep specialist. These issues should be discussed with your personal physician.

Use the following scale to choose the most appropriate number for each situation:

0 = would never doze or sleep.
1 = slight chance of dozing or sleeping
2 = moderate chance of dozing or sleeping
3 = high chance of dozing or sleeping

Print out this test, fill in your answers and see where you stand.

Situation

Chance of Dozing or Sleeping

Sitting and reading

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Watching TV

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Sitting inactive in a public place

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Being a passenger in a motor vehicle for an hour or more

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Lying down in the afternoon

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Sitting and talking to someone

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Sitting quietly after lunch (no alcohol)

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Stopped for a few minutes in traffic
while driving

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Total score (add the scores up)
(This is your Epworth score)

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1 - 6: Congratulations, you are getting enough sleep!
7 - 8: Your score is average.
9 and up: Seek the advice of a sleep specialist without delay.