What is the Epsworth Sleepiness Scale?

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What is the Epworth Sleepiness Scale? Epworth Sleepiness Scale was developed by sleep doctors to quantitate sleepiness during the day. We did not have any measurements which are accurate to make a judgment on the severity of daytime sleepiness. Therefore, we came up with certain scenarios where the patient is asked to answer the question as to how sleepy they are. It goes from 0 to 3. Once we have those different questions answered, we can add up the number and come up with an approximate estimation of the daytime sleepiness.