Sleep Quiz

1. To increase your chances of getting a night of good shut-eye:

A.Drink two glasses of red wine one hour before bedtime
B.Do aerobic exercises several times a week
C. Drink a cup of black tea 30 minutes before going to bed
D. Sleep late on weekends

2. Which of the following rob people of sleep?

A. Some medications, including certain antidepressants and heart and blood pressure drugs
B. Loneliness
C. Some chronic diseases, such as arthritis and diabetes
D. All of the above

3. Exposure to what kind of lighting helps older people sleep?

A. One to two hours of sunshine, during the day
B. Black light, at night
C. Light from bluish-white bulbs, during the day
D. Light from a small incandescent nightlight, during the night

4. Which of the following do sleep researchers consider important for combating insomnia?

A. Making up your bed with comfortable bedding
B. Turning off all lights, even from an LED clock
C. Eating a small snack before bed if you’re feeling hungry
D. All of the above

5. If you wake up in the night, what might help you get back to sleep?

A. Watching your favorite television show in bed
B. Going into another room for 20 minutes and reading a dull magazine or book
C. Doing 30 minutes of resistance exercise, such as weight lifting or bands
D. Going for a 20-minute nighttime drive

6. Whether you’re a night owl or early bird, this strategy can help you fall asleep when you’re ready:

A. Waking up three hours earlier than your usual time
B. Spending at least nine hours in bed, regardless of how much you sleep
C. Watching a great movie an hour before bed
D. Waking up and falling asleep at the same time, even on weekends

7. Which of these is not a side effect of long-term use of Zolpidem (Ambien) in older people?

A. Sleepwalking
B. Mania associated with bipolar disorders
C. Late-night food cravings
D. Memory loss

8. Which of these famous nappers sometimes held meetings in his bedroom, while resting in bed?

A. Winston Churchill
B. Lyndon Johnson
C. Thomas Edison
D. Bill Clinton

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