THE SLEEP TEST

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The quiz pro­vided by the South African So­ci­ety of Sleep Medicine (SASSM) is a list of ques­tions that re­late to life ex­pe­ri­ences com­mon among peo­ple with sleep prob­lems. Please read each ques­tion care­fully, and show how of­ten you’ve ex­pe­ri­enced the same or sim­i­lar chal­lenges:

Do you find that you are mood­ier than nor­mal?

Never Rarely Some­times Of­ten Very Of­ten

Do you ex­pe­ri­ence an in­crease in ap­petite?

Never Rarely Some­times Of­ten Very Of­ten

Do you strug­gle to re­mem­ber de­tails you would nor­mally re­mem­ber?

Never Rarely Some­times Of­ten Very Of­ten

Do you feel sleepy dur­ing the day?

Never Rarely Some­times Of­ten Very Of­ten

Do you find your sex drive is lower than nor­mal?

Never Rarely Some­times Of­ten Very Of­ten

Do you find that you are stressed out by mi­nor in­con­ve­niences?

Never Rarely Some­times Of­ten Very Of­ten

Are you slow to com­pre­hend when you’re read­ing?

Never Rarely Some­times Of­ten Very Of­ten

Do you rely on more than the rec­om­mended amount of caf­feine to keep you alert dur­ing the day?

Never Rarely Some­times Of­ten Very Of­ten

If you an­swer Of­ten or Very Of­ten on most or all of the ques­tions then this may be a strong in­di­ca­tion that you are ex­pe­ri­enc­ing symp­toms com­mon among peo­ple ex­pe­ri­enc­ing in­suf­fi­cient sleep. How­ever, this quiz is no sub­sti­tute for a proper di­ag­no­sis from a health­care pro­fes­sional and we would en­cour­age you to sched­ule an ap­point­ment with your doc­tor or other men­tal health pro­fes­sional to get help now.

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