Epworth Sleepiness Scale | Determination of Daytime Sleepiness

Epworth Sleepiness Scale

The Epworth Sleepiness Scale is used to determine the level of daytime sleepiness.

A score of 10 or more is considered sleepiness. A score of 18 or more is excessive sleepiness.

If you score 10 or more on this test, you should think whether you are obtaining sufficient sleep, or need to improve your sleep hygiene and/or need to see a sleep specialist. These issues should be discussed with your personal physician.

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

0 = would never doze or sleep.
1 = slight chance of dozing or sleeping
2 = moderate chance of dozing or sleeping
3 = high chance of dozing or sleeping

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