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Epworth Sleepiness Scale (ESS)

Purpose:

To evaluate a person's sleepiness during the day using the Epworth Sleepiness Scale.

Specialty:

Neurology, Psychiatry, Ophthalmology & Otolaryngology

Objective:

severity, prognosis, stage, quality of life

ICD-10:

F51, G47, R06.5

Description:

The Epworth Sleepiness Scale (ESS) can be used to evaluate a person's usual daytime sleepiness. It can be used to screen patients for sleep disorders and to prioritize sleep studies. Effectiveness of treatment can be monitored by following changes in the score. It was developed at the Epworth Hospital in Melbourne, Australia.

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