Score Your Sleep

Epworth Sleepiness Scale


This scale is used as a screening tool only and is not meant in any way to diagnose a particular sleep disorder. Only a physician can accurately make that diagnosis.

Use the following scale to choose the most appropriate number for each situation:
0 = would never doze
1 = slight chance of dozing
2 = moderate chance of dozing
3 = high chance of dozing

              Situation                                                                                                                             Chance of dozing 

  •  Sitting and reading                                                                                                          ______________
  •  Watching TV                                                                                                                      ______________
  •  Sitting inactive in a public place (e.g., a theatre or a meeting)                                ______________
  •  As a passenger in a car for an hour without a break                                                ______________
  •  Lying down to rest in the afternoon when circumstances permit                           ______________
  •  Sitting and talking to someone                                                                                      ______________
  •  Sitting quietly after lunch without alcohol                                                                     ______________
  •  In a car, while stopped for a few minutes in traffic                                                     ______________
  •   TOTAL                                                                                                                                ______________

Scoring:

0 - 6 Normal, no action necessary
7 - 24 Sleepy, seek medical advice

For more information about sleep disorders, contact your primary care physician or the Deaconess Sleep Center at 812/450-3852 or by e-mail