The Epworth Sleepiness Scale
Directions: Please read the list of situations and answer how likely you are to doze off or fall asleep, in contrast to feeling just tired. This refers to your usual way of life in recent times. Even if you have not done some of these things recently try to work out how they would  have affected you. Use the following scale to choose the most appropriate number for each situation:
Sitting and reading
Watching television
Sitting quietly in a public place such as in a meeting or in a theater As a passenger in a car for an hour without a break
Lying down in the afternoon when circumstances permit
Sitting and talking with someone
Sitting quietly after a lunch without alcohol
In a car, while stopped for a few minutes in traffic


  • Score of 1-5: you're getting enough sleep
  • Score of 6-8: you tend to be sleepy during the day; this is the average score
  • Score of 9-15: you are very sleepy and should seek medical advice
  • Score of 16 or greater: you are dangerously sleepy and should seek medical advice
  • If your score is 9 or above please contact your Physician and seek help or contact Poly-Tech sleep Services with all your questions or concerns