The Epworth Sleepiness Scale is a questionnaire to measure daytime sleepiness. You can use our interactive online form below
Using the rating scale below, rate each of the following statements as it best applies to you:
|Result||What your ESS result indicates|
|Less than 10||You are most likely getting enough sleep
However, if you have noticed a change in your normal sleep routine, you may want to discuss this with your doctor.
|10 - 15||Your may be suffering from excessive daytime sleepiness
You should see you Doctor to determine the cause of your sleepiness and possible treatment.
Your Doctor may refer you to Sleep Services Australia for a home-based sleep study to assist in your diagnosis.
|16+||You are dangerously sleepy
It is imperative that you see your Doctor to determine the cause of your sleepiness, and to investigate treatment as soon as possible. Your Doctor can refer you to Sleep Services Australia for a sleep study to assist in your 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 can often by a symptom of many sleep disorders.
If your score is 10 or more, please share this information with your doctor - make sure you describe all your symptoms as clearly as possible to help in your diagnosis and treatment. You may want to print off this questionnaire and take the results to your doctor, or call us on 1300 484 707.
* Please Note - true excessive daytime sleepiness is almost always caused by an underlying medical condition that can be easily diagnosed and effectively treated.