This test is available as part of an exhibit for the www.wellcomecollection.org website, a site for online exhibits of the Wellcome Collection health-related museum. It is designed to test you for your waking alertness by gauging your reflexes for the requirements of the test. After the test, please come back to take our Epworth Sleepiness Scale test found below or else take it first. We also have an editable and printable version (requires Adobe Acrobat Reader) of the Epworth test. Now, please click
to be taken to the Wellcome Collection's site.
Epworth Sleepiness Scale (ESS)
The following questionnaire will help you measure your general level of daytime sleepiness. You are to rate the chance that you would doze off or fall asleep during different routine daytime situations. Answers to the questions are rated on a reliable scale called the Epworth Sleepiness Scale (ESS). Each item is rated from 0 to 3, with 0 meaning you would never doze or fall asleep in a given situation, and 3 meaning that there is a very high chance that you would doze or fall asleep in that situation.
How likely are you to doze off or fall asleep in the following siutations, in contrast to just feeling tired? Even if you haven't done some of these activities recently, think about how they would have affected you.
Use this scale to choose the most appropriate number for each situation:
(0) would never doze
It is important that you choose a number (0 to 3) from the menu button to the right of each "situation" item below.