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Epworth Sleepiness Scale


How likely are you to doze off or fall asleep in certain situations?


The Epworth Sleepiness Scale (ESS) is widely used in the field of sleep medicine as a subjective measure of your sleepiness. The test is a brief set of 8 questions to rate your tendency to become sleepy on a scale of 0-3. When you finish the test, add up the values of your responses. Your total score is based on a scale of 0-24. The scale estimates whether you are experiencing excessive sleepiness that possibly requires medical attention. Numerous studies using the ESS have supported high validity and reliability.


The ESS measures the likelihood of you dozing off or falling asleep during the following situations, in contrast to feeling just tired. Be sure to rate your chances of dozing off, not just feeling tired. Even if you have not done some of these things recently, try to determine how they would have affected you.


Answer the below questions utilizing the most appropriate number for each situation.