Sleep Disorders

Are you sleep-deprived?

Take this quiz to find out if you're tired because you're short on sleep, and get tips on what to do about it.

I wake up tired.

I am more irritable than I used to be. Every little thing bothers me, even little things that didn't usually trouble me.

I have difficulty falling asleep.

I wake up frequently during the night.

I find it difficult to get back to sleep after waking up during the night.

I sleep less than 7 to 8 hours per night.

I snore.

I seem to forget phone numbers and other things. My once-excellent memory is failing. More often, I misplace my keys.

Lately I've noticed that I have trouble learning new things.

I'm more susceptible to colds and infections than I used to be.

I seem to have trouble concentrating. I never had concentration problems in the past, but recently I struggle to stay focused. I can feel my concentration wavering after 5 - 10 minutes.

I often have blurry vision.

I am so tired that I have a good chance of falling asleep while:

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Sleep disorders expert

Dr Alison Bentley is a general practitioner who has consulted in sleep medicine and sleep disorders, in both adults and children of all ages, for almost 30 years. She also researches and publishes on a number of sleep-related topics both in formal research journals and lay publications including as editor of Sleep Matters, an educational newsletter on sleep disorders for doctors.

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