Skip to Content
Close Icon

Epworth Sleepiness Scale


How sleepy are you? Oklahoma SleepSource and many other health professionals use the Epworth Sleepiness Scale in the field of sleep medicine to help measure a patient's sleepiness, subjectively. 

This test asks you a series of questions where you rate your sleepiness on a scale of 0 to 3.
(0 being never sleepy, 3 being there is a HIGH chance of sleepiness)

Once you finish answering the questions, you add up the value of your responses. The total score is based on a scale of 0 to 24. Then, the scale based on your answers helps to estimate whether you are experience an excessive amount of sleepiness that could result in needing medical attention. 

Answer these questions, then see how Oklahoma SleepSource can help!

0 = would never feel sleepy
1 = slight chance of being sleepy
2 = moderate chance of being sleepy
3 = high chance of being sleepy

Chance of Dozing

Sitting & Reading


Watching TV


Sitting inactive in a public place 
(meeting, theatre, etc)


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 eating lunch without alcohol


In a car while stopped for a few minutes in traffic or at a stop sign 
                     TOTAL POINTS = 
Analyze Your Score Interpretation:
  • 0-7: It is unlikely that you are abnormally sleepy.
  • 8-9: You have an average amount of daytime sleepiness.
  • 10-15: You may be excessively sleepy depending on the situation. You may want to consider seeking medical attention. 
  • 16-24: You are excessively sleepy and should consider seeking medical attention.


Reference: Johns MW. A new method for measuring daytime sleepiness: The Epworth Sleepiness Scale. Sleep 1991; 14(6):540-5.