Improving Sleep

Here are some questions on simple ways to improve sleep patterns. Do you know your stuff, or will you need some extra help?

Points available: 10


What effect will naps have on your sleep cycle?

  • A) They have no effect.
  • B) They can help get it back on track if you've missed sleep.
  • C) They will disrupt your schedule and make it more difficult to sleep.
  • D) They are highly beneficial and should be taken daily.

What should you do if you can't sleep?

  • A) Get up and do something
  • B) Lie in bed and try to sleep anyway
  • C) Eat something
  • D) Take something to relax yourself

What foods are best to promote a healthy sleep cycle?

  • A) Foods high in protein, like meat and nuts
  • B) Fish
  • C) Bread and other grains
  • D) Fruits and vegetables

Should you eat right before bedtime?

  • A) Never
  • B) Yes, a light snack can sometimes help you sleep
  • C) Yes, any size meal is okay
  • D) Only if you haven't eaten all day

What is the healthiest level of light to sleep in?

  • A) Total darkness
  • B) A little ambient light
  • C) Medium light
  • D) Whatever you are most comfortable and familiar with

Is warm milk good for you before bed?

  • A) Yes
  • B) No
  • C) It has no effect
  • D) It differs from person to person

When is ingesting caffeine most likely to affect your ability to sleep?

  • A) It can affect it at any time of day
  • B) Right before bed
  • C) From mid- to late day
  • D) It has little to no effect

What effect does alcohol have on sleep?

  • A) It will probably cause you to oversleep.
  • B) It may make you sleepy, but won't affect the quality of sleep.
  • C) It may make it more difficult to sleep through the night.
  • D) If alcohol doesn't affect you much, it won't make any difference.

Which of these is okay to do before bed?

  • A) Smoke a cigarette
  • B) Do some relaxing reading
  • C) Catch up on the day's news
  • D) Drink regular tea

If you're having regular trouble sleeping and nothing helps, what should you do?

  • A) Change your schedule until you find something that works.
  • B) Start taking over-the-counter medication.
  • C) Nothing -- it will pass.
  • D) Seek medical help.