Insomnia Test

Category: Insomnia | Last updated: October 8th, 2018 | Reviewed and approved by:

Signs and symptoms of insomnia

Insomnia is difficulty in initiating or maintaining sleep. One may have an inability to fall asleep or to remain sleeping long enough to feel rested. This is a problem, especially if the sleeplessness continues for a long time.

The condition is not a disorder in itself, but may be caused by any of various problems, such as physical disorders, fear, stress, anxiety, depression or stress. Insomnia can also be caused by an addiction to medications, caffeine, nicotine, alcohol or other heavier drugs.

Insomnia is categorized depending on how long it lasts and how often it occurs. Acute insomnia means that you suffer from sleep problems for a few weeks. If you suffer from insomnia for a longer period (at least three nights/week for at least three months), you have chronic insomnia.

Common signs and symptoms of insomnia

Having difficulties falling asleep
Waking up several times per night, having problems falling asleep again
Feeling drowsy when waking up
Depending on alcohol or medication to be able to fall asleep
Feeling tired during the day
Feeling irritable and uncoordinated
Having problems with concentration or memory
Increased accident risk in traffic and at work

Negative effects of too little sleep

Not getting enough sleep can have severe negative effects on your health. Therefore, if you are suffering from insomnia, it is crucial that you get help as soon as possible. Here are some common negative effects linked to too little sleep:

Obesity
Premature aging
Stomach problems
Heart disease
Diabetes
Increased risk of infections
Cognitive impairment
Reduced immune system functioning

Further reading: Overcome your insomnia with online therapy.

If you suffer from any of the symptoms described above, we recommend that you take this test. Evaluate the statements and select the option that you feel best reflects the way you have felt for the past two weeks. The test is, of course, anonymous and free (see our privacy policy).

This insomnia test is not to be seen as a final diagnosis. If you are uncertain about your result, we suggest that you get professional help as soon as possible.

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1. I often have trouble falling asleep at night.
2. I usually wake up several times during the night.
3. When I am awakened at night, I have trouble going back to sleep.
4. I have rambling thoughts at night that keep me awake.
5. It takes me longer than 30 minutes to fall asleep at night.
6. I often feel tension in the stomach, when I try to sleep at night.
7. I often worry about tomorrow, which hinders me from falling asleep at night.
8. I feel like a hopeless victim to wakefulness.
9. I often tumble and turn before going to sleep at night.
10. I sometimes feel wide awake, although my body feels tired.
11. My stress level seems high when I lie down to rest at night.
12. I feel discomfort during sleep time.
13. I feel tightness in the chest area, when I try to sleep at night.
14. I experience excessive energy or fatigue at night but find it hard to sleep.
15. I often experience muscle contractions, while trying to rest.
16. I feel stress when trying to sleep at night.
17. I often think negative thoughts while feeling tired.
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