The Epworth Sleepiness Scale

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 and score yourself based on the following situations;


To check your sleepiness score, total the points. Check your total score to see how sleepy you are.


  • If your score is greater than 6 points then you are sleepy.
  • If your score is more than 10 points you are very sleepy.
  • If your score is more than 16 points you are dangerously sleepy.
  • If your score doesn’t improve after 2 weeks of 8 hours sleep a night, it is recommended that you consult your doctor.
Sharon Izak Elaine Chat staff