The Sleepiness Quiz

How likely are you to doze off or fall asleep throughout the day, as opposed to just feeling tired? This symptom is referred to as daytime sleepiness (or, more technically, hypersomnia or hypersomnolence).

Instructions: Below is a list of activities many people commonly enjoy throughout the day. Even if you haven’t done some of these things recently, try to work out they would have affected you in recent times. Answer truthfully for the most accurate result.


I am a year old / /

1. Sitting and reading a book, magazine, newspaper or something online

2. Watching TV, YouTube, or something on the Internet

3. Sitting in a public place (such as in a meeting, classroom, or theater)

4. As a passenger in a car for an hour

5. Lying down to rest in the afternoon (whenever you can)

6. Talking face-to-face or texting someone

7. Sitting quietly after lunch (where no alcohol was involved)

8. In a car, while stopped for a few minutes in traffic




Adapted from the Epworth Sleepiness Scale. M.W. Johns. (1991). A new method for measuring daytime sleepiness: the Epworth Sleepiness Scale. Sleep, 14, 540-545. For personal use only; other use may be prohibited by law. Used here with permission.


Psych Central Research Team

Psych Central quizzes are developed by Dr. John M. Grohol, Psy.D. in conjunction with other psychological researchers, based upon scientific studies and/or the official diagnostic criteria for a disorder. Dr. Grohol is a published researcher, author, and mental health expert, and he currently sits on the scientific board of Computers in Human Behavior. Learn more about how we develop our psychological tests.

APA Reference
Research Team, P. (2020). The Sleepiness Quiz. Psych Central. Retrieved on December 3, 2020, from


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Last updated: 29 Jul 2020
Last reviewed: By John M. Grohol, Psy.D. on 29 Jul 2020
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