Epworth Sleepiness Scale (ESS)
0= no chance of dozing
1= slight chance of dozing
2= moderate chance of dozing
3= high chance of dozingSITUATION CHANCE OF DOZING
___Sitting and reading
___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 traffic
To check your sleepiness score, total the points.
Note: Anyone who scores higher than 10 on the Epworth Scale, and especially anyone with suspected obstructive sleep apnea, should have further testing
Excessive daytime sleepiness combined with either obesity or snoring warrants further investigation with sleep study.
A key question is whether a person with excessive daytime sleepiness actually falls asleep in inappropriate situations, or merely feels tired.