Sleep Myths and Facts

  • What percent of adults are getting 6 hours or less of sleep each night?

     

    A. About 10%

     

    B. About 20%

     

    C. About 30%

     

    D. About 50%

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  • Lack of sleep is linked to which if the following?

     

    A. Car accidents

     

    B. Industrial disasters

     

    C. Medical errors

     

    D. Errors at work

     

    E. All of the above

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  • Getting too little sleep put you at risk for:

     

    A. High blood pressure

     

    B. Diabetes

     

    C. Depression

     

    D. Weight gain

     

    E. Cancer

     

    F. Early death

     

    G. All of the above

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  • Which of the following is NOT a good sleep habit?

     

    A. Getting up at the same time every day

     

    B. Avoiding big meals before bedtime

     

    C. Sleeping in on the weekends

     

    D. Avoiding caffeine after 2 p.m.

     

    E. Avoiding alcohol before bed

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  • You need the same amount of sleep throughout your lifespan.

     

    A. True

     

    B. False

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  • Which of the following can make it hard to get to sleep and stay asleep?

     

    A. Going to bed at different times each night

     

    B. Napping during the day

     

    C. Sleeping with a bright night light

     

    D. Not getting enough exercise

     

    E. Watching TV before bed

     

    F. Using a computer in bed

     

    G. All of the above

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  • Sleeping pills are the best treatment for insomnia.

     

    A. True

     

    B. False

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  • Getting less than 8 hours of sleep at night is bad for your health.

     

    A. True

     

    B. False

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  • Some people stop breathing while they’re asleep.

     

    A. True

     

    B. False

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  • Which of the following is a symptom of sleep apnea?

     

    A. Loud snoring

     

    B. Daytime sleepiness

     

    C. Morning headaches

     

    D. Sore throat, dry mouth, cough

     

    E. All of the above

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  • Which group of people is at risk for sleep apnea?

     

    A. People who are overweight or obese

     

    B. Men

     

    C. Children with enlarged tonsils

     

    D. All of the above

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  • Drinking alcohol before bed will help you sleep better.

     

    A. True

     

    B. False

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