The Epworth Sleepiness Scale (below) was developed by researchers in
Australia and is widely used by sleep professionals around the world to measure
Answer these questions with regards to your usual way of life in recent
times. Note that if you have not done some of these things recently, think about how they
have affected you in the past.
How likely are you to doze off or fall asleep in the following situations, in
contrast to feeling just tired?
Use the following scale to choose the most appropriate number for each
In OSA, ESS > 16 was only seen in patients with moderate to severe disease.
If your score indicates that you may have a sleep disorder, contact us for a consultation.