Epworth Sleepiness Scale calculator
Posted by dkwinter


  • Would never doze = 0 points
  • Slight chance of dozing = 1 point
  • Moderate chance of dozing = 2 points
  • High chance of dozing = 3 points


"How likely are you to doze off or fall asleep in the following situations, in contrast to feeling just tired? This refers to your usual way of life in recent times. Even if you haven't done some of these things recently, try to work out how they would have affected you.‚Äč"


Situation Would never
doze (+0)
Slight chance
of dozing (+1)
Moderate chance
of dozing (+2)
High chance
of dozing (+3)
Sitting and reading
Watching TV
Sitting inactive in a public place (e.g. a theater 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 a lunch without alcohol
In a car, while stopped for a few minutes in the traffic
Epworth Sleepiness Scale score:



  • 0-5 Lower Normal Daytime Sleepiness
  • 6-10 Higher Normal Daytime Sleepiness
  • 11-12 Mild Excessive Daytime Sleepiness
  • 13-15 Moderate Excessive Daytime Sleepiness
  • 16-24 Severe Excessive Daytime Sleepiness


Source: http://epworthsleepinessscale.com/about-the-ess/