Quiz – Putting Bad Sleep To Bed

Everyone has experienced a sleepness night, whether dealing with physical pain from an injury or the mental stress of a bad day at work. But if trouble sleeping, and the daytime sleepiness that results from it, doesn’t go away after a short time, it could be due to an underlying physical or psychological condition. Or it could be the result of a lifetime of bad sleep habits. Take our quiz to learn more about insomnia and what you can do about it:

1. Which of the following is a common symptom for people with insomnia?
A. Trouble falling asleep on most nights
B. Feeling tired or falling asleep during the day
C. Not feeling refreshed upon waking
D. Waking up several times during sleep
E. All of the above

2. Just changing your sleep habits won’t help with insomnia.
A. True
B. False

3. Each of the following is a consequence of poor sleep EXCEPT:
A. Lowered ability of the immune system to fight infections
B. Weakened concentration for daily activities
C. Dramatic weight loss
D. Higher risk of automobile accidents

4. A sleep study can rule out other types of sleep disorders besides insomnia.
A. True
B. False

5. How many hours of sleep is most healthy for adults each night?
A. 6
B. 8
C. 10
D. It depends on the person


E. All of the above. Unfortunately, these symptoms often leave people frustrated, making them even less likely to fall asleep. 

B. False. Primary insomnia, meaning an inability to sleep that is not caused by other health problems, can be improved and sometimes solved with better sleep habits, also known as sleep hygiene.

C. Dramatic weight loss. Lack of sleep may actually contribute to weight gain and obesity. 

A. True. A polysomnography is a painless, overnight sleep test in which the patient’s eye movement, brain waves, heart rate, and breathing effort are monitored. This test can help diagnose sleep apnea, narcolepsy, periodic limb movements disorder, and REM behavior disorder. 

D. It depends on the person. Sleep needs differ among people. Many do well with eight hours, however some need less while others need more. 

Source: The Health Library. Visit us to learn more about  insomnia.

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