Epworth Sleepiness Test

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The test, phrasing and text below is The Epworth Sleepiness Scale by M.W. Johns.

If the test says that you might want to check with your doctor, please do. I could have eliminated decades of waking up feeling hungover and exhausted if I had known about this earlier.

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How likely are you to doze off or fall asleep in the following situations, in contrast to feeling just tired?

This refers to your usual way of life in recent times.

Even if you haven’t done some of these things recently try to work out how they would have affected you.

Activity Chance of Dozing
Sitting and reading
Watching TV
Sitting inactive in a public place (e.g 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

This test is © M.W. Johns 1990-1997