Which Sleep "Personality" Are You?
The HealthCentral Editorial Team | May 9, 2013
According to a survey from the National Sleep Foundation, there are five sleep “personality” types. The categories are based on sleep habits and more than 40 other factors, including age, marital status, gender, employment status, medical conditions, self-reported fatigue, and consumption of caffeinated beverages. Which one do you fit in? Take this quiz and find out!
You know you’re in this category if you typically get the right amount of sleep and usually feel great. You generally don’t suffer from fatigue or tiredness during the day. People in this group are normally on the younger side, often married or partnered and working full-time. You are…
A Healthy Lively Lark!
You may also describe yourself as a “morning person,” and you have not been diagnosed with any medical conditions.
This group consists of older adults, average age 60. This group gets the most sleep out of any of the personality types averaging 7.3 hours a sleep a night, compared to 6.8 hours for the overall population. Not only do these people usually get a good night’s sleep, but they also take a nap or two during the week. If you’re in this group you are…
A Sleep Savvy Senior!
These savvy sleepers rarely feel tired or fatigued during the day, but have typically been diagnosed with at least one medical condition.
If you’re in this group you’re most likely partnered, and either one or both of you might work more than 40 hours a week. In addition, people in this group often do job-related work within an hour of bedtime. You may find that you tend to get less sleep than other groups because you are an early riser. Is this you or your partner? If so you fall into the category of…
The Dragging Duos!
The people in this group are most likely to be partnered and usually work more than 40 hours a week. In addition, these people often do job-related work within an hour of bedtime. They tend to get less sleep than other groups because they are early risers. As a result, more than a third of this group feels tired or fatigued at least three days a week.
The people in this group are evening people, or ‘night owls.’ They are typically employed, but not necessarily in a regular day shift. They also have the longest work week of all groups. This group sleeps less than the others, but naps more, and can function well with fewer hours of sleep at night. Sound familiar? Then you are a part of the…
Overworked, Overweight and Over-caffeinated!
The people in this group also believe they get more sleep than they need.
This group is also made up mostly of night owls. However, people in this group may believe they have a sleep disorder, such as insomnia. They are also more likely to be tired or fatigued during the day. Being in this group means you are…
Sleepless and Missin' the Kissin'
Why missin’ the kissin’? This group also finds sleep disorders have affected their relationship with their partner.