Epworth Sleepiness Scale

Find out if you need to improve your sleep.

In your current, usual way of life, how likely are you to nod off or fall asleep in the following situations, in contrast to feeling just tired? Even if you haven’t done some of these things recently, try to work out how they would affect you. It is important that you answer each question as best you can.

Using the following scale, choose the most appropriate number for each situation.

Watching TV
Sitting and reading
As a passenger in a car for an hour or more without stopping for a break
Sitting, inactive, in a public place (e.g., in a meeting, theater, or dinner event)
Lying down to rest when circumstances permit
Sitting and talking to someone
Sitting quietly after a meal without alcohol
In a car, while stopped for a few minutes in traffic or at a light