Epworth Sleep Test

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The Epworth Sleepiness Scale is a common screening tool to evaluate for sleep related disorders.

Fill out the questionnaire by evaluating how likely are you to doze off or fall asleep in the following situations (in contrast to feeling just tired)?

This refers to your usual way of life in recent times, past several weeks or so. If you have not done some of these things recently, think about how they have affected you in the past.

Use the following scale to choose the most appropriate number for each situation:
0 = no chance of dozing | 1 = slight chance of dozing | 2 = moderate chance of dozing | 3 = high chance of dozing
SITUATION CHANCE OF DOZING

Sitting and reading

0
1
2
3
Watching TV
0
1
2
3

Sitting inactive in a public place (e.g a theater or a meeting)

0
1
2
3
As a passenger in a car for an hour without a break
0
1
2
3
Lying down to rest in the afternoon when circumstances permit
0
1
2
3
TOTAL CHANCE OF DOSING
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Results

0-7

You have a normal amount of tiredness or sleepiness.

8-9

You have an average amount of tiredness or sleepiness.

10-15

You may be excessively sleepy and you seek medical advice; make an appointment today.

16+

You are excessively sleepy and should seek medical attention; make an appointment today.

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