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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. These issues should be discussed with your personal physician.
Please answer all of the below questions.
0 = would never doze 1 = slight chance of dozing 2 = moderate chance of dozing 3 = high chance of dozing
If your score was 10 or higher, you may be having a serious problem with daytime sleepiness, which can be caused by sleep apnea. A score below 10 does not necessarily mean that you do not have a problem.