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

Rate the chance that you would doze off during the following eight routine daytime situations:

0 = Would never doze

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 (e.g. a theatre or a meeting) __________

As a passenger in a car for an hour without a break __________

Lying down to rest in the afternoon when circumstances permit __________

Sitting and talking to someone __________

Sitting quietly after a lunch without alcohol __________

In a car, while stopped for a few minutes in the traffic __________

Total (sum above scores) __________


0-10 Normal Range

10-12 Borderline

12-24 Abnormal