School Sleep Habits Survey

  • Azmeh Shahid
  • Kate Wilkinson
  • Shai Marcu
  • Colin M. Shapiro


The School Sleep Habits Survey is an eight-page, 63-item questionnaire designed to assess the sleep/wake habits and typical daytime functioning of high school students. As a thorough method for data collection, the survey allows researchers and clinicians alike to gather valuable demographic and behavioral information, including: sleep schedule regularity, school performance, daytime sleepiness, behavior problems, depressive mood, and bed times, rise times, and total sleep times for both weeknights and weekends [1].


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Representative Studies Using Scale

  1. Russo, P. M., Bruni, O., Fabio, L., Ferri, R., & Violani, C. (2007). Sleep habits and circadian preference in Italian children and adolescents. Journal of Sleep Research, 16(2), 163–169.PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  2. Yang, C. K., Kim, J. K., Patel, S. R., & Lee J. H. (2005). Age-related changes in sleep/wake patterns among Korean teenagers. Pediatrics, 115(1), 250–256.PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar

Copyright information

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Azmeh Shahid
    • 1
  • Kate Wilkinson
    • 1
  • Shai Marcu
    • 2
  • Colin M. Shapiro
    • 3
  1. 1.University of Toronto The Youthdale Child and Adolescent Sleep CentreTorontoCanada
  2. 2.University of Toronto The Youthdale Child and Adolescent Sleep CentreTorontoCanada
  3. 3.Department of PsychiatryUniversity of Toronto The Youthdale Child and Adolescent Sleep CentreTorontoCanada

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