Epworth Sleepiness Scale (ESS)

The Epworth Sleepiness Scale (ESS) is a sleep issue rating scale that can be used to assess the 'daytime sleepiness' of people with Parkinson's.

Resource type
Doctor (Geriatrician)
Doctor (GP)
Doctor (Neurologist)
Doctor (Other)
Nurse (Parkinson's nurse)

The ESS is a self–administered questionnaire with 8 questions. Respondents are asked to rate their usual chances of daytime sleepiness while engaged in 8 different activities.

The questionnaire takes no more than 2–3 minutes to answer and is available in many different languages.

A license is needed to download and use the ESS, but these are free of charge for non–commercial activity.

Find out more information about the ESS or apply for a licence and download the questionnaire.