Orthosomnia test on sleep obsession

Orthosomnia test assesses your obsession with sleep time, and not the actual sleep deprivation, so it’s important to distinguish it from insomnia. That being said, hardly anyone has a perfect sleep these days which is why sleep tracking devices and apps are becoming a trend. These apps and devices can in some cases have a negative effect on our sleep, a phenomenon known as orthosomnia.

Here you can check whether you’re below or above the global average when it comes to obsession with sleep time and usage of sleeptracker devices or sleep tracking apps. It’s not uncommon that the optimal time in these sleeptracker devices and apps is not optimal for every user since every person is different.

This Orthosomnia quiz does not provide medical diagnosis. It is purely informational and should not be taken as medical advice. It is not a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Never rely on something you have read on the IntraRead site over professional medical advice when seeking treatment. If you think you may have a medical problem, call your doctor as soon as possible.

Do you worry about falling asleep before going to bed?

Do you use a sleep tracking device or app?

Do you feel tired in the morning?

Do you wake up at night?

Do you check your sleeptracker device or app when you wake up at night?

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Orthosomnia test symbolized in a sleeping face

While this orthosomnia test can help you compare your obsession with others, it’s not a symptom quiz designed to look for the underlying cause, so if that’s what you are looking for, you can find links at the end of this test that may point you in the right direction.

Why is sleep so important?

Quality sleep is essential to the proper function of both the human body and mind. There are two fundamental types of sleep, the rapid eye movement, also known as REM, and non-REM. Orthosomnia negatively affects both. Since the quality of sleep depends on getting enough of both REM and non-REM, it’s important to figure out the root cause of it. The quality also depends on whether the sleep occurs when the body is used to sleep, which is known as body clock. In order to get to the optimal sleep time, people with orthosomnia may force themselves to sleep when the body is not used to which disrupts their body clock on a daily basis. The body clock affects every cell, and it typically runs in 24h cycles.

When the quality of sleep is poor, the most common consequence is tiredness during the day. But the effects of sleep are far more encompassing. A good quality sleep promotes healthy brain function which reflects onto your emotional well being, on your ability to solve problems and cope with hardships. But more importantly it affects physical health, mainly the repair of blood vessels and heart, the hormone balance. It also affects growth of muscle mass, which is why sleep plays an essential role in bodybuilding.

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