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Epworth Sleepiness Scale

Welcome to the Epworth Sleepiness Scale questionnaire. This is the gold standard to assessing people’s level of sleepiness.

Although a useful tool to help us establish sleepiness level it does have a few flaws. Perhaps most importantly

 

How Sleepy Are You?
How likely are you to doze off or fall asleep in the following situations? You should rate your chances of dozing off, not just feeling tired. Even if you have not done some of these things recently try to determine how they would have affected you. For each situation, decide whether or not you would have:

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Sitting and reading

 
 
 
 

2.

Watching TV

 
 
 
 

3.

Sitting, inactive in a public place (e.g. a theatre or a meeting)

 
 
 
 

4.

As a passenger in a car for an hour without a break

 
 
 
 

5.

Lying down to rest in the afternoon when circumstances permit

 
 
 
 

6.

Sitting and talking to someone

 
 
 
 

7.

Sitting quietly after a lunch without alcohol

 
 
 
 

8.

In a car, while stopped for a few minutes in the traffic

 
 
 
 

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