Epworth Sleepiness Scale


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

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)