Sleep Knowledge - Test your "Sleep Quotient"

You who sleep every day, how much do you know about sleep knowledge? The National Sleep Foundation recently designed a "sleep quotient" quiz. The questions are true or false, and one point is awarded for a correct answer. Let's try it out!

(1) During sleep, the brain is resting.

mistake. The brain is still very active during sleep, preparing for the next day's awakening and optimal state.

(2) If the sleep time is less than the required amount of 1-2 hours, the next day's action will always be affected to some extent.

correct. Adults need 8 hours of sleep a day to stay energized. How can I know how much sleep I need? The method is very simple, don't set an alarm before going to bed, sleep until you wake up naturally. This is the amount of sleep you need.

(3) Boredom causes drowsiness.

mistake. People feel sleepy when they are bored. However, what really causes drowsiness is sleep deprivation. Boredom doesn't cause drowsiness, it just makes drowsiness more pronounced.

(4) Lying in bed with eyes closed and resting in peace cannot satisfy the need for sleep.

correct. If you don't get enough sleep, your body accumulates a "sleep debt" that will pay the price sooner or later.

(5) Snoring is not harmful as long as it doesn't wake you up and doesn't affect other people.

mistake. Snoring represents a health-threatening sleep disorder. 90% of people who snore may suffer from sleep apnea, which increases the risk of cardiovascular disease and high blood pressure.

(6) People dream every night.

correct. Although many people wake up from sleep, they do not feel that they have ever dreamed. But in fact, everyone dreams every night.

(7) The older you get, the less sleep you need.

mistake. The amount of sleep required varies little during adulthood. The amount of sleep needed in old age does not decrease compared to young age, but sleep less at night and more during the day. Although sleep difficulties are common in older adults, age is not the main cause. If you have poor sleep habits or health problems that make it difficult to sleep, it is recommended to consult a specialist.

(8) Most people cannot tell exactly when they will fall asleep.

correct. Most sleep research points to the fact that people don't know exactly when they're drowsy. So when you get tired while driving, don't think you can definitely get through it, even if it's only a few kilometers from your destination.

(9) Turn up the music volume to help keep you awake while driving.

mistake. If you feel unable to stay awake while driving, the best stopgap is to stop in a safe place for a nap or a cup of coffee. But the most effective solution is to take a good rest before starting.

(10) Sleep disturbances are mainly caused by anxiety and psychological disturbances.

mistake. Sleep disorders are caused by a variety of factors, including: environment, diet, disease, psychology, etc. Anxiety and mental disorders are just one of them.

(11) The human body cannot fully adapt to night shift work.

correct. All organisms have a circadian cycle, also known as a 24-hour rhythm. This affects how we sleep and wake up. When crossing time zones, you need to adjust your circadian rhythm according to the changes of day and night. During night shifts, the objective circadian rhythm does not change, so its circadian rhythm cannot be adjusted.

(12) Insomnia can be cured without treatment.

mistake. Without proper attention, sleep disorders will not go away on their own, and allowing them to develop will only reduce the quality of life.

Score Rating:
11-12 points: quite good! You have a solid understanding of sleep.
8-10 points: Not bad! You know sleep well.
4-7 points: Re-read the answer to the question, or have a new understanding of sleep.
1-3 points: From now on, learn more about sleep.