If you're wondering whether you're sleep deprived, consider how much time you need to fall asleep. It takes most people several minutes to drift into a deep slumber. If you fall asleep very quickly (e.g., within the first five minutes of lying down), it's a strong indication that you are sleep deprived.
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Michael Breus, PhD, Psychology, answeredIt’s hard enough to make sure we get at least 7 hours of sleep every night, but it’s even more difficult to make sure those hours are good, quality sleep. In honor of Sleep Awareness Week, take a look at some of the questions that the CDC asked in a recent survey:
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- During the past 30 days, for about how many days have you felt you did not get enough rest or sleep?
- During the past 30 days, for about how many days did you find yourself unintentionally falling asleep during the day?
- During the past 30 days, have you ever nodded off or fallen asleep, even just for a brief moment, while driving?