Epworth Sleepiness Scale

Epworth Sleepiness Scale

How tired are you?

Daytime sleepiness can sometimes be an indicator for more serious conditions. Please rate how likely you are to doze or fall asleep during the following situations.


0 = I would NEVER doze

1 = There’s a slight chance I would doze

2 = There is a moderate chance I would doze

3 = There is a high chance I would doze


Activity Chance of dozing

Sitting and reading

 0    1    2    3

Watching television

 0    1    2    3 

Sitting inactive in a public space (meeting or theater)

 0    1    2    3

As a passenger in a car for an hour or more without a break

 0    1    2    3

Lying down to rest in the afternoon when able

 0    1    2    3

Sitting quietly after a lunch without alcohol

 0    1    2    3

In a car, while stopped for a few minutes in traffic

 0    1    2    3

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Interpreting your results.

Add up your responses.


Normal range: 0 to 10

Excessive daytime sleepiness: > 10

High level of excessive daytime sleepiness: > 16


If you’re experiencing excessive daytime sleepiness or high levels of excessive daytime sleepiness it may be time to see your provider.


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