Epworth screening

The Epworth Sleepiness Scale is a questionnaire to measure severity of excessive daytime sleepiness. It is a good screening tool for detection of sleep apnea. Using the rating scale below, rate each of the following statements as it best applies to you:

Epworth Sleepiness Scale Chance of dosing
Situation None Slight Moderate High
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


Score Severity Comment
0 - 8 Normal You probably do not have excessive daytime sleepiness
9 - 11 Mild You probably have mild excessive daytime sleepiness
12 - 15 Moderate You probably have moderate excessive daytime sleepiness
16 - 20 Severe You probably have severe excessive daytime sleepiness
20 - 24 Profound You probably have profound excessive daytime sleepiness