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.

'''Situation Chance of Dozing or Sleeping'''

_____ 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