Epworth Sleepiness Scale, Dentist Charlotte

The Epworth Sleepiness Scale is used to determine the level of daytime sleepiness. A score of 10 or more is considered sleepy. A score of 18 or more is very sleepy. If you score 10 or more on this test, you should consider whether you are obtaining adequate sleep, need to improve your sleep hygiene and/or need to see a sleep specialist.

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

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


Chance of dozing or sleeping

Sitting and reading    _____
Watching TV    _____
Sitting inactive in a public place    _____
Being a passenger in a motor vehicle for an hour or more    _____
Lying down in the afternoon    _____
Sitting and talking to someone    _____
Sitting quietly after lunch (no alcohol)    _____
Stopped for a few minutes in traffic while driving    _____
Total score (add the scores up)
(This is your Epworth score)
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