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. 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, fill in your answers and see where you stand.

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) 

If your score is:

< 6        You are sleeping well

7 – 8    Average score

> 9       You may need to consider an evaluation at TOPs Snoring and Sleep Center

< Back to Snoring & Sleep

Informational Videos

Contact Our Offices

Patient Portal

abms_logo@2x
aaohns_logo@2x
aboc_logo@2x

West Houston Office

12121 Richmond Avenue, Suite #104
Houston, Texas 77082
Phone: 281-920-5558

Bellaire Office

6699 Chimney Rock Road, Suite #202
Houston, Texas 77081
Phone: 713-665-8887