Epworth Sleepiness Scale

Directions for completing the Epworth Sleepiness Scale

  • Using the numbered ratings provided below, rate how likely you are to doze or fall asleep in each situation.
  • Select the number that matches your rating in the entry spaces provided.
  • Click the "Get your sleepiness score" button. Your score will be calculated by adding up the numbers you entered, and it will range from 0 to 24.
Situation Chance of dozing
Sitting and reading
0
1
2
3
No selection
None
Slight
Moderate
High
Watching TV
0
1
2
3
No selection
None
Slight
Moderate
High
Sitting inactive in a public place (examples: a theater or doctor’s office)
0
1
2
3
No selection
None
Slight
Moderate
High
As a passenger in a car for an hour without a break
0
1
2
3
No selection
None
Slight
Moderate
High
Lying down to rest in the afternoon when circumstances permit
0
1
2
3
No selection
None
Slight
Moderate
High
Sitting and talking to someone
0
1
2
3
No selection
None
Slight
Moderate
High
Sitting quietly after a lunch without alcohol
0
1
2
3
No selection
None
Slight
Moderate
High
In a car, while stopped for a few minutes in traffic
0
1
2
3
No selection
None
Slight
Moderate
High

Reference: Johns MW. A new method for measuring daytime sleepiness: The Epworth Sleepiness Scale. Sleep 1991; 14(6):540–5.