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Calculator: Epworth Sleepiness Scale (ESS) in adults


Calculator: Epworth Sleepiness Scale (ESS) in adults

 
Rate situations associated with sleepiness:
 
Sitting and reading

No chance of dozing (0 points)

Slight chance of dozing (1 point)

Moderate chance of dozing (2 points)

High chance of dozing (3 points)
Watching television

No chance of dozing (0 points)

Slight chance of dozing (1 point)

Moderate chance of dozing (2 points)

High chance of dozing (3 points)
Sitting inactive in a public place

No chance of dozing (0 points)

Slight chance of dozing (1 point)

Moderate chance of dozing (2 points)

High chance of dozing (3 points)
Sitting for an hour as a passenger in a car

No chance of dozing (0 points)

Slight chance of dozing (1 point)

Moderate chance of dozing (2 points)

High chance of dozing (3 points)
Lying down in the afternoon to rest

No chance of dozing (0 points)

Slight chance of dozing (1 point)

Moderate chance of dozing (2 points)

High chance of dozing (3 points)
Sitting and talking to another person

No chance of dozing (0 points)

Slight chance of dozing (1 point)

Moderate chance of dozing (2 points)

High chance of dozing (3 points)
Sitting quietly after a lunch (no alcohol at lunch)

No chance of dozing (0 points)

Slight chance of dozing (1 point)

Moderate chance of dozing (2 points)

High chance of dozing (3 points)
Sitting in a car, stopped for a few minutes due to traffic

No chance of dozing (0 points)

Slight chance of dozing (1 point)

Moderate chance of dozing (2 points)

High chance of dozing (3 points)

 
Important: Inputs must be complete to perform calculation.

 
Total criteria point count:
 

 

ESS interpretation

 
1 to 6 points: Normal sleep
7 to 8 points: Average sleepiness
9 to 24 points: Abnormal (possibly pathologic) sleepiness

 

 
Only digits 0 to 9 and a single decimal point (".") are acceptable as numeric inputs. Attempted input of other characters into a numeric field may lead to an incorrect result.

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