Epworth Sleepiness Test

The Epworth sleepiness scale was developed in an attempt to provide an objective tool to measure a person’s level of sleepiness. It is useful to quantify a person’s complaint of “fatigue” and sleepiness.” A score of 11 or greater on the survey indicates that the level of sleepiness may significantly impact a person’s activities of daily living and may put him/her at risk of injury when operating equipment or driving.

Take the Test:

Find out how sleepy you are by taking the Epworth Sleepiness Survey.

How likely are you to doze off or fall asleep in the following situations, in contrast to just feeling tired? This refers to your usual way of life in recent times.

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, inactive in a public place (e.g., a theater 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 traffic

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