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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%!
1. A good night’s sleep allows your gut to recover from that day’s _______ activity.
2. Proper sleep helps regulate one hormone that signals we’re hungry and another that signals we’re full. These are called ________ and ___________.
3. The brain consolidates “_______ memory” during sleep.
4. Sleep has an ______________ effect that allows the body to replenish muscle function and grow and repair tissue.
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:
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
- Metabolic – Read article
- Ghrelin (hungry) and Leptin (full) – Read article
- Muscle – Read article
- Anti-inflammatory – Read article
- Eat during daylight hours and fast when it’s dark – Read article
- Yellow-red light sources – Read article
- Cool, dark, quiet – Read article
- Intense exercise before bedtime – Read article
- Chronotype – Read article
- Circadian rhythm – Read article
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