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How sleepy are you?

Complete the Epworth Sleepiness Test to find out whether you are at risk of
sleep apnoea.

The Epworth Sleepiness Scale is a questionnaire developed by Dr. Murray Johns of Melbourne to measure daytime sleepiness. You can use our online form below, or fill in a form in-store.

Using the rating scale below, rate each of the following statements as it best applies to you:


Would never doze
Slight chance
of dozing
Moderate chance
of dozing
High chance
of dozing
Sitting and reading
Watching TV
Sitting inactive in a public place (e.g. cinema or in a meeting)
Being in a car for an hour as a passenger (without a break)
Lying down to rest in the afternoon (when possible)
Sitting and chatting to someone
Sitting quietly after lunch (not having had alcohol)
In a car when you stop in traffic for a few minutes

Your Score = 

This Means:    

If your score is 10 or more, please share this information with your pharmacist.

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Result What your ESS result indicates
Less than 10 You are most likely getting enough sleep
However, if you have noticed a change in your normal sleep routine, you may want to discuss this with your pharmacist.
10 - 16 You may be suffering from excessive daytime sleepiness
You should see your pharmacist to determine the cause of your sleepiness and possible treatment. Your pharmacist may suggest a home-based sleep study to assist in your diagnosis.
16+ You are dangerously sleepy
It is imperative that you see your Pharmacist to determine the cause of your sleepiness, and to investigate treatment as soon as possible.  Your Pharmacist can refer you to CPAP Perth to assist in your diagnosis.


* This scale should not be used to make your own diagnosis.
It is intended as a tool to help you identify your own level of daytime sleepiness,
which can often by a symptom of many sleep disorders.

* Please Note - true excessive daytime sleepiness is almost always caused by an underlying medical condition that can be easily diagnosed and effectively treated.


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*Table based on ESS table devised by Dr M. W .Johns Copyright 1991 (Source: Sleep 1991; 14(6): 540-545).