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Epworth Sleepiness Scale

In contrast to just feeling tires, how likely are you to doze off or fall asleep in the following situations? Even if you have not done some of these activities recently, try to think about how they could affect you. Use the following scale to choose the best number for each situation.

0 = Would never dose/nod/fall asleep
1 = Slight chance of dozing/nodding/falling asleep
2 = Moderate chance of dozing/nodding/falling asleep
3 = High chance of dozing/nodding/falling asleep

Sitting and Reading

Watching Television

Sitting, Inactive in a Public Place (i.e., theatre)

As a car Passenger for an Hour Without a Break

Lying Down to Rest in the Afternoon

Sitting and Talking to Someone

Sitting quietly after a lunch Without Alcohol

In a car, While Stopped for a Few Minutes in Traffic

Calculate Score

* If you score a 10 or higher, this could be an indication of excessive sleepiness and should be addressed by a physician.

**Use this scale to think about your alertness and/or sleepiness as you go through a typical week.