Mental Health Book

Sleep Disorders

Sexual Development


Epworth Sleepiness Scale

Aka: Epworth Sleepiness Scale
  1. See Also
    1. Hypersomnolence
  2. Indications
    1. Hypersomnolence self-assessment
  3. Scale
    1. Each question answered with 0 (no chance of dozing off) to 3 (high chance of dozing off)
  4. Questions: Using scale above, each activity assigned a rating of 0 to 3 of Tiredness
    1. Sitting and reading
    2. Watching television
    3. Sitting inactive in a public place (e.g. in a meeting)
    4. Car passenger for 1 hour without a break
    5. Lying down in the afternoon
    6. Sitting and talking with someone
    7. Sitting quietly after lunch (no Alcohol)
    8. Driving and stopped for a few minutes in traffic
  5. Interpretation: Total Score (0 to 24)
    1. Findings: Minimal Sleepiness
      1. Normal: <8
      2. Mild Sleepiness: 8-11
    2. Findings: Significant Daytime Sleepiness requiring further evaluation
      1. Moderate Sleepiness: 12-15
      2. Severe Sleepiness: 16-24
  6. References
    1. Johns (1991) Sleep 14(6): 540-5 [PubMed]

likelihood to fall asleep during day by Epworth scale (C2129296)

Concepts Sign or Symptom (T184)
English likelihood to fall asleep during day by Epworth scale (symptom), likelihood to fall asleep during day by Epworth scale
Derived from the NIH UMLS (Unified Medical Language System)

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