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Why Can't I Sleep Quiz
Why Can't I Sleep Quiz
Who is the 'Why Can't I Sleep Quiz' quiz for?
Note: This quiz has been designed to be taken by anyone experiencing symptoms of insomnia or has trouble sleeping.
Are you wondering what could be causing you trouble sleeping? Take the 'Why Can’t I Sleep?' quiz and find out the potential cause or causes of your insomnia!
This quick and easy quiz can help to give you a better understanding of your sleep quality and whether you may potentially have insomnia.
Just answer a few simple questions and get an overview of the causes of your sleeping problems – take the "Why Can’t I Sleep" quiz now!
Then find out what your score means.
NOTE: Regardless of your results, if you think you may have insomnia it is important to seek medical advice from a healthcare professional as soon as possible.
Answer the following questions to find out what could potentially be contributing to your sleep problems.
1. What do you usually consume before bedtime?
2. Which of these activities do you engage in before bed?
3. How often do you stick to a consistent sleep schedule?
4. Do you experience high stress or anxiety levels?
5. Which of the following habits do you have close to bedtime?
6. How comfortable is your sleep environment?
After answering all the questions, calculate your total score by adding up the points from each question.
What your total score means:
Add up your score and see where you fall on the scale:
If your total score is less than 2, you might need to make a few small changes to your lifestyle to improve your sleep quality. Keep up the good work!
If your total score is 3 or higher, your lifestyle habits might be having a big effect on your sleep. Consider making more wholesale changes to your habits and routine to improve your sleep quality.
When should I get medical advice if I have trouble sleeping?
Please note that this quiz is not a substitute for a professional medical diagnosis. If you feel that you may have trouble getting to sleep you should seek advice from a healthcare professional as soon as possible.
Can I get sleeping aids online at UK Meds?
Yes. You can find a wide range of effective sleep aids at UK Meds, should you require them - including Nytol tablets, Circadin (Melatonin), Nytol Herbal tablets, Kalms tablets, Bach Rescue Night Drops, Kalms One-a-Night tablets, Elysium Spa Sleep Well pillow spray and Calpol Vapour Plug and Nightlight refill pads
Speak to a healthcare professional to decide which treatment is best for you.
Lifestyle Factors That Can Affect Sleep Quality
Below we’ve provided a summary of potential lifestyle factors that can affect sleep quality.
How it affects sleep quality
Exposure to light at night
Strongly suppresses melatonin. This has an impact on sleep timing and sleep quality. (Bedrosian and Nelson, 2017)
Physical environmental factors can reduce sleep quality and shift circadian rhythms. (Grandner et al, 2022)
Caffeine can prolong sleep latency, reduce total sleep time and sleep efficiency and worsen perceived sleep quality. (Clark & Landolt, 2017)
Eating at night 30-60 minutes before bedtime can negatively influence sleep quality. (St-Onge et al, 2016)
Moderate alcohol consumption can decrease REM sleep duration, particularly in the second half of the night. (He et al, 2019)
Irregular sleep patterns lead to greater day-to-day changes in the timing and duration of exposure to light. This causes increased instability in circadian timing on a day-to-day basis. (McMahon et al, 2020)
Jet lag can cause disturbed sleep, typically lasting for a few days, up to 1 week (if changes in time zones is greater than eight hours). (Choy & Salbu, 2011)
Medications can potentially affect sleep stages and cause subsequent sleep disorders or exacerbate the effect of chronic illnesses on sleep. (Pagel & Parnes, 2001)
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