Epworth Sleepiness Scale

How likely are you to doze off or fall asleep in the following situations, in comparison to feeling just tired?

Use the following scale to choose the most appropriate number for each situation:

  • 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 still in a public place (e.g. a theatre, a cinema or a meeting)

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

  • Lying down to rest in the afternoon when the circumstances allow

  • Sitting and talking to someone

  • Sitting quietly after lunch without having drunk alcohol

  • In a car or bus while stopped for a few minutes in traffic

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