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Sleep Deprived

One Simple Test to Determine Whether You’re Sleep-Deprived

One would think they would know if they were sleep-deprived, or not. And one might not be inclined to think much beyond that.

Yet, signs of sleep deprivation may not always be this obvious (and there are other factors besides sleep loss that can make you feel fatigued). The late Nathaniel Kleitman, Ph.D., professor emeritus in physiology at the University of Chicago, came up with one of the simplest tests to determine if you're sleep deprived — and as a pioneer in sleep research, he was well qualified to know.