[PDF] Epworth Sleepiness Scale: A Comprehensive Guide

The Epworth Sleepiness Scale is a self-administered questionnaire with 8 questions that assess a person’s daytime sleepiness. Scores range from 0 to 24, with a higher score indicating increased sleepiness.

A score of 11 or higher is considered excessive daytime sleepiness and could be a sign of a sleep disorder or medical condition.

PDF TitleEpworth Sleepiness Scale
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  • The ESS is a self-administered questionnaire with 8 questions that assess a person’s daytime sleepiness.
  • Respondents rate their usual chances of dozing off or falling asleep in different situations on a 4-point scale (0-3).
  • The total ESS score (the sum of 8 item scores) provides an estimate of a person’s ‘average sleep propensity’ (ASP) across various activities in their daily lives.
  • Scores range from 0 to 24, with a higher score indicating increased sleepiness.
  • A score of 11 or higher is considered excessive daytime sleepiness and could be a sign of a sleep disorder or medical condition

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