Patient Self Assessment of Sleepiness

The Epworth Sleepiness Scale is a self-assessment test is commonly used in the field of sleep medicine. This assessment gives a measure of your sleepiness during normal activities.


Score each situation with the following values:
0 = no chance of dozing
1 = slight chance of dozing
2 = moderate chance of dozing
3 = high chance of dozing.

  • Sitting and reading:    
  • Watching TV:       
  • Sitting inactive in a public place:    
  • Passenger in a car without a break for 1 hour:  
  • Lying down in the afternoon when time permits:  
  • Sitting and talking with someone:    
  • Sitting quietly after lunch without alcohol:   
  • In a car, while stopped in traffic for a few minutes:  

Scoring Total the points from all situations:

1-6 = You are getting enough sleep.
7-8 = Your score is average.
9 and up = Seek the advice of a sleep specialist in your area without delay.

Note: We assume no liability for outcomes of this test, and you by using this test, assume all responsibility contained herein. If you believe you might have a sleep disorder you should contact a doctor.