Epworth Sleepiness Scale
Epworth Sleepiness Scale – a self-administered questionnaire
The ESS was introduced at the Epworth Hospital in Melbourne in 1990 by Dr Murray Johns. It is a self-administered questionnaire (usually less than 4 minutes to complete) that is aimed at measuring daytime sleepiness.
It focuses on measuring the Average Sleep Propensity (ASP) in selected types of day-to-day activities. ASP has three stages of different severity: mild, moderate, and severe, that are used to quantify the propensity of falling asleep.
Answer some simple questions to get your score, then if you prefer you can submit the score to our sleep specialist prior to a consultation by filling out the contact form.