Epworth Sleepiness Scale

Feeling excessively sleepy during the day is a key symptom of sleep apnea. A useful way to measure your fatigue is by using the Epworth Sleepiness Scale.

Consider the scenarios below and think about how likely you are to fall asleep.

You can read more about identifying obstructive sleep apnea in SnoreLab’s Insights area.

You can also assess your sleep apnea risk using the STOP-Bang Questionnaire.


1.Sitting reading a book
2.Watching television
3.Sitting inactive in a public place (e.g. a meeting)
4.Lying down to rest in the afternoon
5.Sitting talking to someone
6.Sitting quietly after a lunch without alcohol
7.In a car, stopped in traffic or at lights
8.In a car, as a passenger for an hour