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 have not done some of these things recently try to work out how they would have affected you. Use the following scale to choose the most appropriate number for each situation:
0 - would never doze
1 - slight chance of dozing
2 - moderate chance of dozing
3 - high chance of dozing
1-6: Congratulations, you are getting enough sleep!
7-8: Your score is average
9 and up: Very sleepy and should seek medical advice
Johns, M.W. (1991). A new method for measuring daytime sleepiness: The Epworth sleepiness scale. Sleep, 14, 540-545. Permission for single-use of the information contained in this material was obtained from the Associated Professional Sleep Societies, LLC, September 2006.