Sleep Myths and Facts

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

    About 10%

    About 20%

    About 30%

    About 50%

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

    Car accidents

    Industrial disasters

    Medical errors

    Errors at work

    All of the above

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  • Getting too little sleep put you at risk for:

    High blood pressure

    Diabetes

    Depression

    Weight gain

    Cancer

    Early death

    All of the above

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

    Getting up at the same time every day

    Avoiding big meals before bedtime

    Sleeping in on the weekends

    Avoiding caffeine after 2 p.m.

    Avoiding alcohol before bed

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

    True

    False

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

    Going to bed at different times each night

    Napping during the day

    Sleeping with a bright night light

    Not getting enough exercise

    Watching TV before bed

    Using a computer in bed

    All of the above

    Correct Answer
  • Sleeping pills are the best treatment for insomnia.

    True

    False

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

    True

    False

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  • Some people stop breathing while they’re asleep.

    True

    False

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

    Loud snoring

    Daytime sleepiness

    Morning headaches

    Sore throat, dry mouth, cough

    All of the above

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

    People who are overweight or obese

    Men

    Children with enlarged tonsils

    All of the above

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  • Drinking alcohol before bed will help you sleep better.

    True

    False

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