Take this simple test and find out if you're at risk.

How likely are you to doze off or fall asleep in the following situations in contrast to just feeling 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 imagine how they would have affected you. Use the following scale to choose the most appropriate value for each situation.


Epworth Sleepiness Scale


Situation Chance of dozing
None Slight Moderate High
Sitting and reading
Watching Television
Sitting inactive in a public place (e.g. movie, meeting)
Riding in a car for an hour without a break
Lying down to rest in the afternoon
Sitting talking to someone
Sitting quietly after a lunch without alcohol
In a car, while stopped for a few minutes in traffic
The Epworth Sleepiness Scale is provided for informational use only and is not intended to be taken as specific medical advice. If you think you may have a sleep disorder or other medical condition, seek the consultation of a physician. Minnesota Sleep Institute is staffed by licensed medical doctors who are certified by the American Board of Sleep Medicine. To schedule a consultation, please call us at 952-567-7412.
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