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Measuring Sleepiness

Are you sleepier than you would like to be?
Did you doze off in any of your morning classes this week?
Are you too tired to socialize with friends?
Is sleeping in late on the weekends essential?
Does 7 AM feel like the middle of the night?
Are you missing things you'd like to do because you are too sleepy or asleep?
Do you fall asleep doing things that you want to do?
Are you too tired to work out?
Are you grouchier and edgier than you'd like to be?
Are you just too tired to think?
Do you think you need more sleep?

If you answer yes to any of these questions you may be significantly sleep deprived and sleepiness may be getting the best of you.  Try keeping a sleep log for a week or two and take a careful look at your sleep schedule and behaviors.
Sleep Assessment tools
Sleepiness assessment tools have been professionally developed to help you determine if you (or your teen) have a sleep problem. These tests can also be repeated at different times to check your progress at getting more rest. These scales can be found in the book:
Adolescent Sleepiness Scale
The Epworth Sleepiness Scale
Stanford Sleepiness Scale
The Pediatric Daytime Sleepiness Scale

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