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The Sleep Quiz

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  1. Snoring is a common problem, especially among men, but it isn’t harmful. (True / False)

     
  2. You can “cheat” on the amount of sleep you get. (True / False)

     
  3. It is important to maintain a regular bed and wake time schedule including weekends. (True / False)

     
  4. One way to establish a regular, relaxing bedtime routine is to try soaking in a hot bath or hot tub and then reading a book or listening to soothing music. (True / False)

     
  5. Turning up the radio, opening the window, or turning on the air conditioner are effective ways to stay awake when driving. (True / False)

     
  6. Teens who fall asleep in class have bad habits and/or are lazy. (True / False)

     
  7. Insomnia is characterized by difficulty falling asleep. (True / False)

     
  8. It is best to use your bedroom only for sleep and sex. (True / False)

     
  9. Daytime sleepiness always means a person isn’t getting enough sleep. (True / False)

     
  10. Health problems such as obesity, diabetes, hypertension and depression are unrelated to the amount and quality of a person’s sleep. (True / False)



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  • 10/10
    woohoo - 9/10/2012 7:20:54 PM
  • Sorry, but having a TV in the bedroom works great for me when I am having trouble falling asleep. I usually don't have problems unless something is bothering me about family or work. A quiet bedroom only leaves me thinking about the problem. So, I find a "non-challenging" comedy TV show that I either stream or have on a DVD, put it on a sound level where I can just hear it, and close my eyes. Listening to the sitcom distracts me from thinking about my problems, and the light comedy puts me in a better mood. Eventually, I just fall asleep since, as I said, these are "non-challenging"
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    I never watch anything "heavy", though, immediately prior to sleep. It may either delay me falling to sleep as I am thinking about it, or I get traumatic dreams as my brain is processing it. - 5/27/2012 1:47:05 PM
  • MAINEAC
    I think this is a great article...i learned something new...never knew that sleep apnea was so common and that there was danger in having it this serious...got some ideas ofhow to improve my sleep and also got the idea that teen daughter is needing to be set on a regular sleep pattern of 8-9 hours every night..so resettin her bedtime to 9:30pm and that includes weekends except for special occasions.... - 10/20/2008 11:42:18 AM

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