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Free Online Sleep Anxiety Test (APSQ)

An online sleep anxiety test can give you a quick estimation of whether or not you’re at risk for sleep anxiety disorders that require professional treatment.

However, note that no self-assessment is ever 100% accurate, so if you think your sleep difficulties are affecting your health, go see a doctor.

Moving onto the specifics...

The quiz below is a reproduction of the Anxiety and Preoccupation about Sleep Questionnaire (APSQ) (Source). 

It seems to be the most accurate and reliable quiz for sleep anxiety that is used in research.

Once you’ve filled out all the questions, you’ll get an overall assessment and scores below, along with an explanation of how to interpret the results.


1. I worry about the amount of sleep I am going to get every night.
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2. I worry about how the amount of sleep I had last night is going to affect my daytime performance.
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3. I worry about how the amount of sleep I get is going to affect my health.
(1 = strongly disagree, 5 = strongly agree)
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4. I worry about how much the amount of sleep I get will weaken my social ability.
(1 = strongly disagree, 5 = strongly agree)
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5. I worry about how much the amount of sleep I get will shake my mood.
(1 = strongly disagree, 5 = strongly agree)
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6. I worry about my loss of control over sleep.
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7. I worry about my ability to stay awake and alert during the day
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8. I put great effort into trying to rectify my sleep problems.
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9. My failure to rectify my sleep problems troubles me a lot.
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10. My worry about sleep is persistent.
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Results

You have a low level of sleep anxiety
Factor 1 Score: 0
Factor 2 Score: 0

How to Interpret The Results of This Sleep Anxiety Test

This test tells you 2 different things:

  • Your overall sleep anxiety level
  • Which aspects of sleep anxiety are dominant

Let’s go through each.

Overall APSQ Score

The overall APSQ score is obtained by adding together your factor 1 and factor 2 scores.

Based on that, the results box above should have given you an overall assessment of your anxiety levels.

There’s a decent amount of variance, but here’s where people typically fall on the scale:

  • Good sleepers - 12 or below
  • Poor sleepers - 18 or below
  • Insomnia disorder - 24 or below

All of these are plus or minus a few points, so someone with a score of 15 might be either a good or poor sleeper. 

That’s just the limitation of a general self-assessment test. It gives you obvious results if someone has very high or low anxiety, but is less clear for scores in between.

The Factor Scores - Breaking Down Sleep Anxiety

While there’s overlap between them, some of these questions measure different main aspects of sleep anxiety.

Adding up the results of those questions results in factor 1 and factor 2 scores, which represent:

  • Factor 1 (Out of 30) - Worries about the consequences of poor sleep
  • Factor 2 (Out of 20) - Worries about the uncontrollability of sleep

Divide each factor score by what they are out of and then you can compare them. In most cases, both scores will be about the same, which indicates fairly steady overall levels of anxiety.

However, in some cases you might find that one factor score is 2 or more times higher than the other. This can provide some direction into addressing the sleep problems.