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The Epworth Sleepiness Scale

by James Porter February 17, 2021

The Epworth Sleepiness Scale

How much sleep we need a night depends on how well you function the next day on whatever sleep you get the night before. Take the test to see if you are a short sleeper.

Sitting and reading

0 No chance of dozing

1 Slight chance of dozing

2 Moderate chance of dozing

3 High chance of dozing

 

Watching TV

0 No chance of dozing

1 Slight chance of dozing

2 Moderate chance of dozing

3 High chance of dozing

 

Sitting in active in a public place, like a movie theatre

0 No chance of dozing

1 Slight chance of dozing

2 Moderate chance of dozing

3 High chance of dozing

 

A passenger in a car for about an hour, no break

0 No chance of dozing

1 Slight chance of dozing

2 Moderate chance of dozing

3 High chance of dozing

 

Lying down in the afternoon as circumstances permit

0 No chance of dozing

1 Slight chance of dozing

2 Moderate chance of dozing

3 High chance of dozing

 

Sitting and talking to someone

0 No chance of dozing

1 Slight chance of dozing

2 Moderate chance of dozing

3 High chance of dozing

 

Sitting quietly after lunch with no alcohol.

0 No chance of dozing

1 Slight chance of dozing

2 Moderate chance of dozing

3 High chance of dozing

 

While stopped at a traffic light in a car

0 No chance of dozing

1 Slight chance of dozing

2 Moderate chance of dozing

3 High chance of dozing

 

Add up your total score:

Less than 8 is normal daytime sleepiness

8-11 mild daytime sleepiness

12-15 Moderate daytime sleepiness

16-24 Severe daytime sleepiness



James Porter
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