Measure your sleepiness : The Epworth Sleepiness Scale (ESS)

The Epworth Sleepiness Scale (ESS) measures your general level of sleepiness.1 Your score can help you start a conversation with your doctor about excessive sleepiness (ES) and underlying causes of ES such as treated obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), shift work disorder (SWD), and narcolepsy.

How likely are you to doze off or fall asleep in the following situations?

Rate the chance that you would doze off during the following 8 routine daytime situations. Calculate your results. Then, share the results with your doctor.

0 = Would never doze 2 = Moderate chance of dozing
1 = Slight chance of dozing 3 = High chance of dozing
Sitting and reading 0 1 2 3
Watching television 0 1 2 3
Sitting inactive in a public place—for example, a theater or meeting 0 1 2 3
Lying down to rest in the afternoon when circumstances permit 0 1 2 3
Sitting and talking to someone 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
As a passenger in a car for an hour without a break 0 1 2 3


Share your results with your doctor.

If you scored 10 or more, speak to your doctor about further evaluation of your excessive sleepiness or contact us.

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