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Patient Forms The Epworth Sleepiness Scale

The Epworth Sleepiness Scale is widely used in the field of sleep medicine as a subjective measure of a patient’s sleepiness. The test is a list of eight situations in which you rate your tendency to become sleepy on a scale of 0, no chance of dozing, to 3, high chance of dozing. When you finish the test, add up the values of your responses. Your total score is based on a scale of 0 to 24. The scale estimates whether you are experiencing excessive sleepiness that possibly requires medical attention.

How Sleepy Are You?

How likely are you to doze off or fall asleep in the following situations? You should rate your chances of dozing off, not just feeling tired. Even if you have not done some of these things recently try to determine how they would have affected you. For each situation, decide whether or not you would have:

  • 0 = No chance of dozing
  • 1 = Slight chance of dozing
  • 2 = Moderate chance of dozing
  • 3 = High chance of dozing

Write down the number corresponding to your choice in the right hand column. Total your score below.

  • Sitting and reading:
  • Please enter a number from 0 to 3.
  • Watching TV
  • Please enter a number from 0 to 3.
  • Sitting inactive in a public place (e.g., a theater or a meeting)
  • Please enter a number from 0 to 3.
  • As a passenger in a car for an hour without a break
  • Please enter a number from 0 to 3.
  • Lying down to rest in the afternoon when circumstances permit
  • Please enter a number from 0 to 3.
  • Sitting and talking to someone
  • Please enter a number from 0 to 3.
  • Sitting quietly after a lunch without alcohol
  • Please enter a number from 0 to 3.
  • In a car, while stopped for a few minutes in traffic
  • Please enter a number from 0 to 3.
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