Epworth Sleepiness Scale
The Epworth Sleepiness Scale is used to determine your level of daytime sleepiness. A self-test questionnaire(external link) developed by MW Johns 1990-1997 is scored as follows:
- A score of 10 or more is considered sleepy.
- A score of 18 or more is very sleepy.
If you score 10 or more on this test, you should consider whether you are obtaining adequate sleep, need to improve your sleep hygiene and/or need to see a sleep specialist.
Find out more on Mapi Research Trust(external link).
Kids and sleep
Interactive games and puzzles to help kids learn more about sleep and why it's important. Children - Sleep for Kids(external link) is a fun website with games, puzzles and stories to help children with sleep problems. Made by the National Sleep Foundation(external link) – Sleep For Kids(external link)
National Sleep Foundation sleepiness test
Use the National Sleep Foundation Sleepiness Test(external link) to see if you are more or less sleepy than the general population. Similar tests are often used by doctors to test sleepiness levels. If you rate “very sleepy” on this test, you should speak to your physician. Made by the National Sleep Foundation(external link)