The Epworth Sleepiness Scale is a short test pioneered by Dr Murray Johns of Epworth Hospital in Australia.
It’s a quick test to designed to check your daytime sleepiness to see if you’re getting enough sleep at night. It’s a test used around the world and can be helpful in diagnosing a range of sleep disorders.
Diagnosing sleep disorders is well beyond the scope of this website, for diagnosis you would have to consult a medical professional, but the Epworth Sleepiness Scale can be helpful to understand to what degree you suffer from a lack of sleep.
Simply fill out the form below, click calculate and you’ll get your result.
Adapted from: Johns, M.W. (1991). A new method for measuring daytime sleepiness: The Epworth sleepiness scale. Sleep, 14, 540-545.
So how did you do? Here’s what the scores mean:
|0 – 6||You’re getting enough sleep, congratulations!|
|7 – 8||Your score’s average. You don’t have too much to worry about but you might feel better with more sleep.|
|9 +||You’re suffering from a lack of sleep. Seeking medical help is advised.|
Having a lack of sleep can be caused by a range of issues and can effect you in a number of ways. If in doubt, it’s always best to seek advice from a medical professional.