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How much do you know about sleep?

Think you’re a sleep superstar? Take our trivia quiz and find out. Hint: If you’ve been reading our Sound Sleeper posts, you should be able to get 100%!

Choose the correct answer for each question (you’ll find the answers at the bottom of the page).

1. A good night’s sleep allows your gut to recover from that day’s _______ activity.

  • Folic
  • Metabolic
  • Systolic
  • Diastolic

2. Proper sleep helps regulate one hormone that signals we’re hungry and another that signals we’re full. These are called ________ and ___________.

  • Adrenaline
  • Ghrelin
  • Melatonin
  • Leptin
  • Gremlin
  • Dopamine

3. The brain consolidates “_______ memory” during sleep.

  • Music
  • Muscle
  • Metaphysical
  • Moral

4. Sleep has an ______________ effect that allows the body to replenish muscle function and grow and repair tissue.

  • Outsize
  • Inflammatory
  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Antibiotic

5. A tried-and-true tip to avoid sleep disruption from food and beverages:

  • Eat when it’s dark and fast during daylight.
  • Eat during daylight hours and fast when it’s dark.
  • Avoid large meals entirely and snack throughout the day.
  • Follow your body’s cues — if you’re craving pizza late at night, then you should have it.

6. As you start to wind down and get ready for bed, switch to:

  • Yellow-red light sources
  • Blue light sources
  • LED light bulbs
  • Fluorescent light bulbs

7. Which is the best option for your bedroom:

  • Cool, a night light, quiet
  • Warm, a night light, quiet
  • Cool, dark, quiet
  • Warm, dark, quiet
  • Cool, dark, TV turned on low
  • Warm, dark, TV turned on low

8. Which of these is not recommended if you’ve been experiencing insomnia:

  • Drinking caffeine in the morning.
  • Taking a warm bath.
  • Eating a small snack before bedtime.
  • Intense exercise before bedtime.

9. “Morning lark” and “night owl” are terms that refer to your:

  • Chronotype
  • Stereotype
  • Archetype
  • Genotype

10. Scientists believe there’s a reciprocal relationship between the gut’s microbiome and our internal clock known as our ______________.

  • Master clock
  • Social jet lag
  • Circadian rhythm
  • Microbiota

Answers:

  1. Metabolic – Read article
  2. Ghrelin (hungry) and Leptin (full) – Read article
  3. Muscle – Read article
  4. Anti-inflammatory – Read article
  5. Eat during daylight hours and fast when it’s dark – Read article
  6. Yellow-red light sources – Read article 
  7. Cool, dark, quiet – Read article 
  8. Intense exercise before bedtime – Read article
  9. Chronotype – Read article    
  10. Circadian rhythm – Read article

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