The Epworth Sleepiness Scale (ESS) helps determine how likely you are to fall asleep in everyday situations. It can help measure your current level of daytime sleepiness, so you can take it on a regular basis to measure your treatment progress.

Complete this and share your results with your sleep specialist. Please select the answer that best applies for each situation:
0 = Would never doze
1 = Slight chance of dozing
2 = Moderate chance of dozing
3 = High chance of dozing

  • Situation
  • Chance of Dozing
  • Sitting and reading
  • Watching television
  • Sitting inactive in a public place, such as 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
TOTAL SCORE: 0
Please provide a response to all questions before calculating your score.
Higher scores are associated with more daytime sleepiness.
Please provide a response to all questions before calculating your score.
This screener is not intended to make a diagnosis or take the place of talking with a sleep specialist.
Source: Johns MW. A new method for measuring daytime sleepiness: the Epworth sleepiness scale. Sleep. 1991;14(6):540-545. This copyrighted material is used with permission granted by the Associated Professional Sleep Societies, October 2012. Unauthorized copying, printing, or distribution of this material is strictly prohibited.

SHARE YOUR SCORE WITH YOUR SLEEP SPECIALIST.

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EXPLORE YOUR SYMPTOMS.

Now take the Swiss Narcolepsy Scale (SNS) screener, which can help you and your sleep specialist find out if you may have narcolepsy type 1.

Take the SNS

DO MORE THAN STRUGGLE WITH YOUR SYMPTOMS.

The symptoms of narcolepsy can change over time. Talk to your sleep specialist to make sure you have the right diagnosis, learn about your treatment options, and help yourself out of the fog.
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