Epworth Sleepiness Scale (ESS) Sleep Test Questionnaire

How Sleepy Are You?

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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. Even if you have not done some of these things recently try to work out how they would have affected you. Use the following scale to choose the most appropriate number for each situation:

Please answer all of the questions Would never doze Slight chance of dosing Moderate chance of dosing High chance of dosing
Sitting & reading

Watching television

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

As a passanger in a car for an hour without a break

Lying down to rest in the afternoon

Sitting and talking to someone

Sitting quitely after lunch (when you've had alcohol)

In a car while stopped in traffic

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What your ESS result indicates

    1 - 6

Congratulations, you are getting enough sleep!

    6 - 8

This is the average score but you tend to be sleepy during the day

    9- 16

You are very sleepy and should seek medical advice and treatment

You should see you Doctor to determine the cause of your sleepiness  or contact MediSleep Clinic for your specialist medical sleep assessment . 


You are dangerously sleepy !

It is imperative that you see your Doctor to determine the cause of your sleepiness and to start treatment .  Contact MediSleep Clinic    AS SOON AS POSSIBLE    for your specialist  medical sleep assessment.

Quiz ESS Disclaimer

* This scale should not be used to make your own diagnosis. It is intended as a tool to help you identify your own level of daytime sleepiness.

If your score is 9 or more, please share this information with your doctor - make sure you describe all your symptoms as clearly as possible to help in your diagnosis and treatment. 

*Table based on ESS table devised by Dr M. W .Johns Copyright 1991 (Source: Sleep 1991; 14(6): 540-545).