Epworth Sleepiness Scale is used to determine the level of daytime sleepiness.
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 or write your numbers on a separate piece of paper, the total "score" gives your your Epworth score. See below the test for the "interpretation" of results.
_____ Sitting and reading
_____ Watching TV
_____ Sitting inactive in a public place
_____ Being a passenger in a motor vehicle for an hour or more
_____ Lying down in the afternoon
_____ Sitting and talking to someone
_____ Sitting quietly after lunch (no alcohol)
_____ Stopped for a few minutes in traffic
_____ While driving
_____ Total score (add the scores up) (This is your Epworth score)
7 or less = You have a normal amount of sleepiness
8 to 9 = You have a average amount of sleepiness
10 to 15 = You may be excessively sleepy depending on the situation and you may want to seek medic al attention
16 + up = You are excessively sleepy and should seek medical attention