reports on the new “Sleep Condition Indicator” that is a screening tool for insomnia.

UK researchers have developed a “brief but versatile” tool, based on standard diagnostic criteria, to screen patients for insomnia disorder.

The Sleep Condition Indicator (SCI), described in BMJ Open and freely available online, provides “a dimensional perspective on sleep quality… a visual profile of night-time and daytime symptoms that the clinician can use in consultations and… indicative cut-off points for clinically-significant insomnia,” say its creators Colin Espie (University of Oxford) and colleagues.