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   ______________


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