BBC Sleep Census 🛌


Userlevel 7
Badge +9
  • Rocket Scientist
  • 8028 replies

This has just been featured on the One Show.

Michael Moseley wanting as many people to complete the online survey as poss. Takes a good 15 minutes, then you’ll get a sleep score, and a sleep type. 

Btw I scored a very poor 5 👎, and was a lark 👍

Being run by Oxford Universiry and the BBC

Heres the link if you wish to partake 

uk-sleep-census


37 replies

Oh go on then, has to be worth a laugh, does it allow negative scores?

 

 

Userlevel 7
Badge +9

Hee 😁😁😁and there’s no right or wrong our Gwynd, so it’s simply to help research. Tad long, but do it when got 15 mins, I was surprised I scored so poorly actually, but both presenters on One Show said same, both scoring just 5.1 🤷‍♀️

Be good to all share results 👍

I was surprised I scored so poorly actually, but both presenters on One Show said same, both scoring just 5.1 🤷‍♀️

 

Oh you lucky person, I’m actually surprised mine was so high, but I had no way of putting ‘Get up let cat out, get up let cat in, take Kate to toilet at least once’ in the break-up for overnight sleep.

Your sleep score is: 2.8 
 

What does this mean? 

 

0 to 5.0  

Oh dear, it seems you may be struggling with your sleep. This is common: 25-50% of us will struggle at some point in our lives. It may be that you are having difficulty getting to sleep or staying asleep, or perhaps even both. Or perhaps you may have trouble getting back to sleep at all after an early awakening. If your sleep score is very low, you may be amongst the 10% of people whose difficulties have become frequent and lasted for a long time (My entire life according to the specialist). You may find that your sleep problems are also affecting how you feel or cope the next day. If sleep has been troubling you for a long period of time or is causing you problems (e.g. daytime sleepiness) you should consider having a chat with your GP or doctor (Been there, done that, now have a M.A.D.)
 

Your chronotype score is: 10 


What does this mean?


4 to 11: Owl
You are a master of the evening and night, if you could spend your life getting up and staying up late that would be perfect for you! You might be lucky enough to be able to get up when you please and if this works for you then stick to it! However, forcing yourself to live a 9 – 5 life may give you “social jetlag” where your body clock and your work/social clock don’t agree with each other! If you need to get up early then do consider the impact of your chronotype on your performance. You will be more alert later in the day (afternoon), so try and avoid complex tasks early in the morning or situations that require you to be vigilant. You may also find it harder to go to bed early at night and so may get less sleep than you need on the days you need to get up early.
Don’t worry too much if you are a late sleeper in your late teens and early 20s, this is perfectly normal and as we age you are likely to naturally prefer waking up earlier.

Userlevel 7
Badge +9

Interesting Gwynd! You soon did that bugger! Ah thanks our Gwynd, let’s hope lots take part 👍👏🦉

Userlevel 7
Badge +8

Well that sucks, I scored 3.3. 

7.5 for me and slightly larky.

Userlevel 7
Badge +9

Gosh our Notes🙀🙀🙀🙀, that’s excellent sleep routine. 

We can only improve Duppy! Think it’s not til we do such a thing, that we realise how poor our sleep is. Mine was fine til couple of years back then soooooo changed. Normal to need less as get older, and Michael was saying on One Show it’s common to wake up at 3am for many peeps 🤷‍♀️

Badge +2

Oh Bev, very interesting. 

Mine was a massive 8.6   but then I love my bed and sleep soundly.  💤💤💤  

I'm a night owl but when my head hits the pillow I'm off in minutes. I realise I'm very Lucky. 😉

Userlevel 7
Badge +11

I couldn’t get past I’m not a robot...:robot:

then I got half way through the survey and fell asleep……..:zzz::zzz:

Will post score later if it doesn’t incriminate me...

Badge +2

🤣😂🤣😂😴😴😴😴 nodding off in a sleep survey positively brilliant 

Userlevel 7
Badge +9

Ah glad you liked it our Jo, gosh super score 🙀👍👍👍👍, It’ll all help the science, thanks for doing it 👍👏

Hilariois Woz!🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣 We all know you’re a night 🦉, hope you can finish it 😁👍👏

Thanks all

Userlevel 7
Badge +8

I did it....I'm 3.3, which I thought I was bad, but nit that bad! 😭

5.3 for me! Really interesting, thanks for sharing it @Bev :grinning: 

I scored better than I thought I would actually… 

I think your score worsens if your weekend routine is quite different to your Mon-Fri routine, apparently that can cause lots of issues for your body clock. Same goes for working shifts @Angelabikerbabe

Userlevel 7
Badge +9

Ah thanks for doing it, Nat and Ange 👍👍, it’ll all help with their research, going forwards. Plus it’s interesting to know how we score as individuals. I was the opposite Nat, I thought I’d score a bit better than I did, but I don’t know why cos my sleeps sooooo rubbish 😁, stop start stop start kinda thing. But when answering the questions, I was thinking “oh my answers are more positive than I realised after all”, but then presenter Alex said exact same thing, and she scored 5.1. So it’s very clever how it truthfully calculates it all. 

Oh yes, weekends and shift work would deffo have an impact, and at the start it does feel like you’re answering sooooo many questions irrelevant to sleep, but of course that’s where it’s going. 

Interesting stuff 👏👏👍

Userlevel 7
Badge +3

It took 10 minutes to do and I ended up with 8,9. I better go back to bed!

Userlevel 7
Badge +9

Ha ha ha Richard, but what a superb score! No problems with your sleeping routine 👍obviously!

Userlevel 7
Badge +3

More often than not it takes a couple of minutes to drop off. My wife once timed it as just under a minute. I come round to an extent around 01:00, sometimes, not always Nature says I need to get rid of excess water. Wake up around 05:30 and don’t like lying in bed, I find it uncomfortable.  Like everybody I suppose I get the odd night when it seems I am awake a bit bit not common. If I find I am not going off  to sleep, which is unusual, I am usually working out a solution for something that needs to be done or how to help somebody else whom I may be in touch with. My wife is the opposite! She often wakes up during the night and is awake for ages. Not unusual for she to have read The Times by 02:00!

Don’t ask me how I do it, but it’s like a switch. I am in bed this where I sleep. Bang, off to sleep I go.

On that point there is some merit in not doing anything else (other than perhaps a little exercise if the mood takes you there!) but keep the bedroom as a place to sleep. As a student I learned the trick of never using the table or desk I used for study other than for study. Everything on the desk always the same and in the same place. After a couple of days the psychology works and when you sit down to study and revise the brain says “I know why I am here” and you are in gear immediately.. There is another interesting factor for those  heading toward exams. Stop revising about 3 or 4 days before the exam. You are likely to get better results.
 

“To sleep per chance to dream.” !!

Userlevel 7
Badge +9

I was definitely very like that Richard, only needed light sleep, but it was guaranteed uninterrupted, then 5am I would literally spring out of bed, walk to work for 7. Always early lark, never TV, devices, phones whilst in bed etc. Your words are very true. 

Then as my body got older and changed, I now need 2 or 3 🚽breaks, I always see the clock at 1am and 3am! Bizarre. And by 5am always wide wide awake. Glad I am still a lark. Just need to stop the interruptions. But worst bit of all for me, is the loss of that fit body springing out, literally springing out of the bed. Mentally it wants to sooooo much, but physically it’s saying no no no ya don’t! But one day, one day! 

Fab words Richard, interesting stuff 👍

Userlevel 7
Badge +3

@Bev Snap! I always was an early bird and still am but I go to bed shorty after 22:00. Often I would be in the office by 06:00 sometimes even 05:00 and it was quite normal to work none stop all day. When I retired and did consultancy work for the Local Authority I got told off by it for working longer than 6 hours at a time or not stopping for lunch!  Must say working in Local Government was quite an easy life - and the financial and other rewards far far better than being self employed! Frustrating though. 

However, early mornings are a wonderful time when you have a clear sky, sun has come up, all is a fresh wonderful  green and the birds are singing. You miss all that if you stay in bed!

We have digressed but for those who don’t always sleep through the night perhaps the best advice is not to worry about it. Accept it. How many are suddenly woken by something happening to somebody else who is close to them? It does happen.

7.5 for me and slightly larky.

I got exactly the same! The 7.5 lark club :slight_smile:

Userlevel 7
Badge +11

I’m not sure whether I need to get some sleeping pills or invest in some strong coffee, my score was very low….

Happy sleepy Easter to all!

Userlevel 7
Badge +9

Did you tell them PP keeps you awake all night long, our Wozeeta? 🤷‍♀️🦉🤣😉

Userlevel 7
Badge +11

@Bev LOL, They didn’t capture the fact that I’m asleep but walking around during the day!

Userlevel 7
Badge +3

@woz I am not so sure strong coffee will help! There was one question about sleeping during the day!

Userlevel 7
Badge +9

I’m just thrilled so many of us completed it 👍👏👏👏. I just posted it here as a long shot🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣 really, but thrilled we could all help with the research, so thank you 👍👍👍

Reply