Here is a simple sleep deprivation test you can take. It only takes 5 minutes. It will give you a snapshot of your sleep quality.
Answer True or False to each question. Go with what happens most consistently.
_____ 1. I need an alarm clock in order to wake me up in the morning.
_____ 2. I have a hard time getting out of bed in the morning.
_____ 3. Weekday mornings I hit the snooze bar several times to get more sleep.
_____ 4. I feel tired, irritable, and stressed out during the week.
_____ 5. I have trouble concentrating and remembering details.
_____ 6. I feel slow with critical thinking, problem solving, and being creative.
_____ 7. I often fall asleep watching TV at night.
_____ 8. I often fall asleep in boring meetings or lectures or in warm rooms.
_____ 9. I often fall asleep after heavy meals or after a low dose of alcohol.
_____ 10. I often fall asleep while relaxing after dinner.
_____ 11. I often fall asleep within five minutes of getting into bed.
_____ 12. I often feel drowsy while driving
_____ 13. I often sleep extra hours on weekend mornings.
_____ 14. I often need a nap to get through the day.
_____ 15. I have dark circles around my eyes.
If you answered “true” to three or more items, you probably are not getting enough sleep.
Reach out to me if you have any questions about your sleep or if you would like to work with me to rebuild your sleep. Read some of my past clients successes.