Gregory Allen Kerbel, DDS, PLLC
3260 Southern Drive, Suite A
Garland, TX 75043

Epworth Sleepiness Scale

Sleep Apnea Questionnaire

How likely are you to doze off or fall asleep in the following situations, in contrast to feeling “just tired”? This refers to your usual way of life at present and in the recent past. Even if you have not done some of these things recently, try to work out how they would have affected you.

Learn more about Obstructive Sleep Apnea and Snoring.

Rate the chance that you would doze off during the following 8 routine daytime situations.

0 = Would never doze
1 = Slight chance of dozing
2 = Moderate chance of dozing
3 = High chance of dozing


Sitting and reading
Watching TV
Sitting, inactive in a public place (e.g. a theatre or a meeting)
As a passenger in a car for an hour without a break
Lying down to rest in the afternoon when circumstances permit
Sitting and talking to someone
Sitting quietly after a lunch without alcohol
In a car, while stopped for a few minutes in the traffic
Total Score:

Chance of dozing


Score your results:

0 – 9: Normal range. Usually a sign of normal daytime sleepiness.
10 – 12: Borderline. You may want to consider medical attention.
13 – 24: Abnormal. You should seek medical attention.

The Epworth Sleepiness Scale (ESS) measures your general level of sleepiness. Your score can help you start a conversation with your doctor about excessive sleepiness (ES) and underlying causes of ES such as obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), shift work disorder (SWD), and narcolepsy.

For further information about your results from this questionnaire or to seek treatment please call the office of Dr. Gregory Allen Kerbel at (972) 362-6364.

Our address is:
Gregory Allen Kerbel, D.D.S.- Family and Cosmetic Dentistry
3260 Southern Drive, Suite A
Garland, Texas 75043