Athens Insomnia Scale (AIS)

Instructions: This scale is intended to record your own assessment of any sleep difficulty you might have experienced. Please, check (by circling the appropriate number) the items below to indicate your estimate of any difficulty, provided that it occurred at least three times per week during the last month.

Sleep induction (time it takes you to fall asleep after turning-off the lights)
0: No problem
1: Slightly delayed
2: Markedly delayed
3: Very delayed or did not sleep at all

Awakenings during the night
0: No problem
1: Minor problem
2: Considerable problem
3: Serious problem or did not sleep at all

Final awakening earlier than desired
0: Not earlier
1: A little earlier
2: Markedly earlier
3: Much earlier or did not sleep at all

Total sleep duration
0: Sufficient
1: Slightly insufficient
2: Markedly insufficient
3: Very insufficient or did not sleep at all

Overall quality of sleep (no matter how long you slept)
0: Satisfactory
1: Slightly unsatisfactory
2: Markedly unsatisfactory
3: Very unsatisfactory or did not sleep at all

Sense of well-being during the day
0: Normal
1: Slightly decreased
2: Markedly decreased
3: Very decreased

Functioning (physical and mental) during the day
0: Normal
1: Slightly decreased
2: Markedly decreased
3: Very decreased

Sleepiness during the day
0: None
1: Mild
2: Considerable
3: Intense

The period of the self-assessment may vary, depending on the design of a given study. Whenever the self-assessment pertains to a period other than that of the last month, the second sentence of the instructions should be rephrased accordingly.

 

 

References:

  1. Soldatos CR, Dikeos DG, Paparrigopoulos TJ. Athens Insomnia Scale: validation of an instrument based on ICD-10 criteria. J Psychosom Res. 2000 Jun;48(6):555-60. [Medline]

Created: May 14, 2010

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