THE EPWORTH SLEEPINESS SCALE


 
The Epworth Sleepiness Scale was developed by researchers in Australia and is widely used by sleep professionals around the world to measure sleep deprivation. How likely are you to doze off or fall asleep in the following situations, in contrast to feeling just tired? This refers to your usual way of life in recent times. Even if you have not done some of these things recently try to work out how they would have affected you. Use the following scale to choose the most appropriate number for each situation.

 
0 = no chance of dozing
1 = slight chance of dozing
2 = moderate chance of dozing
3 = high chance of dozing

Situation Chance of Dozing

  Sitting and reading

  Watching TV

  Sitting inactive in a public place
(e.g. a theatre or a meeting)



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



  Lying down to rest in the afternoon when circumstances permit



  Sitting and talking to someone

  Sitting quietly after a lunch without alcohol

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

  Total Epworth Score:  

If your total score is 10 or higher, consider discussing these results with your physician or other health care provider.