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The Epworth Sleepiness Scale is a questionnaire to measure daytime sleepiness.  You can use our interactive online form below

Interactive self-evaluation test

Using the rating scale below, rate each of the following statements as it best applies to you:

Would never doze

Slight chance
of dozing

Moderate chance
of dozing

High chance
of dozing

Sitting and reading
Watching TV
Sitting inactive in a public place (e.g. cinema or in a meeting)
Being in a car for an hour as a passenger (without a break)
Lying down to rest in the afternoon (when possible)
Sitting and chatting to someone
Sitting quietly after lunch (not having had alcohol)
In a car when you stop in traffic for a few minutes

 Your Score 
 It Means    

Result What your ESS result indicates
Less than 10 You are most likely getting enough sleep
However, if you have noticed a change in your normal sleep routine, you may want to discuss this with your doctor.
10 - 15 Your may be suffering from excessive daytime sleepiness
It is recommended that you contact our office for an in-home sleep test. 
Call our office today! 937-701-3767
16+ You are dangerously sleepy
It is imperative that you see your Doctor to determine the cause of your sleepiness, and to investigate treatment as soon as possible.  We can refer you to a sleep physician in your area for a formal sleep test. 

* 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, which can often be a symptom of many sleep disorders.

If your score is 10 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.  You may want to print off this questionnaire and take the results to your doctor, or call us at 937 701 3767* Please Note - true excessive daytime sleepiness is almost always caused by an underlying medical condition that can be easily diagnosed and effectively treated. For an in-home sleep screening test, call our office today at 937 701 3767.