This section provides a range of sleep tests that you can take to gain greater insight into any insomnia or sleep problem.
There are a large number of reasons why insomnia and sleep problems are caused, and each has its own treatment. By understanding the causes and the nature of the problem, you or your doctor will be able to provide the correct treatment.
For each test in the series, I will explain what your results indicate. You can then use these results to treat yourself if you feel you know what to do, or you can print out the results and hand them to your doctor. The tests here are very similar to what doctors use around the globe to diagnose sleep problems, so these tests may be able to help your doctor diagnose your sleep problem faster.
Each test is completely free and upon completing the test you’ll be able to see your results instantly.
This short 23 question questionnaire will help you discover what exactly causes your insomnia. Even if you’re not suffering from insomnia, this questionnaire will show you how your sleep be optimised so you can enjoy better quality of sleep and wake refreshed.
Fill out your answer to each question below, press submit and you’ll receive your results straight away.
The questionnaire tests your sleep habits against these 5 common causes of insomnia.
In most cases your insomnia will be the result of a range of these causes, but the questionnaire will help you identify which cause is having the greatest effect on your sleep and what you can do to get better sleep.
By understanding your own patterns of alertness, you can effectively schedule your days activities to match your levels of alertness.
The Stanford Sleepiness Scale comprises of a 1 to 7 rating, as shown below. Pick what best represents how you’re feeling and note the number.
It’s a quick test to designed to check your daytime sleepiness to see if you’re getting enough sleep at night. It’s a test used around the world and can be helpful in diagnosing a range of sleep disorders.
Diagnosing sleep disorders is well beyond the scope of this website of course, I’m not a doctor and I don’t pretend to be, but the Epworth Sleepiness Scale can be helpful to understand to what degree you suffer from a lack of sleep.
The timing of our sleep is governed by our internal body clock known as the circadian rhythm. But not everyone’s circadian rhythm acts in the same way. Scientists have shown that we have a biological tenancy to prefer staying up later, waking up earlier, or have what’s considered a normal sleep pattern.
The Morningness Eveningness Questionnaire below is a popular test used by sleep doctors to assess whether or not a patient is a night owl, a morning lark, or in between, and to what extent.
Knowing whether you’re a night owl, morning lark or neither can work towards your advantage.
The symptoms of depression include; a feeling of sadness, poor self image, increased anxiety, loss of interest in activities, and problems sleeping.
The Zung Self Rated Depression Scale is a short questionnaire consisting of 20 questions used in medical centers around the world that you can answer yourself to discover the extent at which you suffer from depression.