Epworth Sleepiness Scale
The Epworth Sleepiness Scale is a self-administered questionnaire designed to evaluate levels of excessive daytime sleepiness. The answers to the eight questions provide a subjective measurement of sleepiness and how it affects daily life.
Use the following scale to choose the most appropriate number for each situation:
0 – Would never doze
1 – Slight chance of dozing
2 – Moderate chance of dozing
3 – High chance of dozing.
|Result||What your ESS result indicates|
|Less than 10||You are most likely getting enough sleep
If you have noticed a change in your normal sleep routine, you may want to discuss this with your dentist.
|10 – 16||Your may be suffering from excessive daytime sleepiness
You should see your dentist to determine the cause of your sleepiness and possible treatment.
|16+||You are dangerously sleepy
We recommend you make an appointment without delay or further diagnosis.
* This scale should not be used to make your own diagnosis. It is intended as a tool to help you identify your own level of daytime sleepiness, which may be a symptom of a sleep disorder. Consultation with a medical professional is recommended for diagnosis.
*Table based on ESS table devised by Dr M. W .Johns Copyright 1991 (Source: Sleep 1991; 14(6): 540-545).