Sleep ~ Wake Center

Epworth Sleepiness Scale Results

If your total score is 10 or higher, consider discussing these results with your physician or other health care provider. You might also wish to schedule an appointment for an accurate diagnosis and, if appropriate, effective treatment of an underlying sleep disorder.

Keeping a sleep diary for one week or longer can help you identify any behaviors that might contribute to your sleepiness such as not allowing enough time for sleep, inconsistent sleep schedules etc. Sharing your symptoms as well as the results of the Epworth Sleepiness Scale and a sleep diary with your health care provider can aid in your diagnosis and treatment of any underlying causes.

Remember, true "Excessive Daytime Sleepiness" is almost always caused by an underlying medical condition that can be easily diagnosed and effectively treated.