- A total score of less than 10 suggests that you are not suffering from excessive daytime sleepiness (EDS).
- A total score of 10 or more suggests that you may need further evaluation by a physician to determine the cause of your excessive sleepiness and whether you have an underlying sleep disorder.
YOUR NEXT STEPS:
This scale should not be used to make your own diagnosis. It is intended as a tool to help you identify your own level of daytime sleepiness, which is a symptom of many sleep disorders.
If your score is 10 or more, please share this information with your physician. Be sure to describe all your symptoms, as clearly as possible, to aid in your diagnosis and treatment.
It is important to remember that true EDS is almost always caused by an underlying medical condition that can be easily diagnosed and effectively treated.