The Adolescent Sleepiness Scale is a 10-point subjective assessment of alertness.* It’s particularly useful because it asks teens to determine how hard it is to stay awake while doing typical activities such as reading and talking with friends or teachers. The test can be repeated at intervals to check your teen’s progress in getting more rest.
SOURCE: Wofson AR, Carskadon MA, et al. Evidence for the validity of a sleep habits survey for adolescents. Sleep 26(2):213-216, 2003. See www.sleepforscience.org for the entire Sleep Habits Survey.
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