Sleep Disorder Quiz

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Sleep Disorders NCLEX Quizzes & Trivia

Are you interested in knowing more about sleep disorders? Sleep disorders can cause lots of issues in people. How well do you think you know about sleep disorders? Take this interesting "Sleep Disorder Quiz" to test your knowledge on this topic. Make sure to pick the correct option to get the highest score! Good Luck!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Which nursing diagnosis is appropriate for a patient who has received a sedative-hypnotic agent?
    • A. 

      Alteration in tissue perfusion

    • B. 

      Fluid volume excess

    • C. 

      Risk for injury

    • D. 

      Risk for infection

  • 2. 
    A patient is admitted to the emergency department with an overdose of a barbiturate. The nurse immediately prepares to administer which of the following from the emergency drug cart?
    • A. 

      Naloxone HCl (Narcan

    • B. 

      Activated charcoal

    • C. 

      Flumazenil (Romazicon)

    • D. 

      Ipecac syrup

  • 3. 
    During patient teaching. The nurse explains the difference between a sedative and hypnotic by stating:
    • A. 

      “Sedatives are much stronger than hypnotic drugs and should only be used for short periods of time.”

    • B. 

      “Sedative drugs induce sleep. whereas hypnotic drugs induce a state of hypnosis.”

    • C. 

      “Most drugs produce sedation at low doses and sleep (the hypnotic effect) at higher doses.”

    • D. 

      “There really is no difference; the terms are used interchangeably.”

  • 4. 
    The patient’s chart notes the administration of dantrolene (Dantrium) immediately postoperatively. The nurse suspects that the patient experienced:
    • A. 

      Delirium tremens

    • B. 

      Malignant hyperthermia

    • C. 

      A tonic-clonic seizure

    • D. 

      Respiratory arrest

  • 5. 
    Which of the following is a crucial nursing action for administering a benzodiazepine as a sedative-hypnotic agent?
    • A. 

      Use IM dosage forms for a longer duration.

    • B. 

      Administer safely with other CNS depressants for insomnia.

    • C. 

      Monitor geriatric patients for the common occurrence of paradoxical reactions.

    • D. 

      Evaluate for physical dependence that occurs within 48 hours of beginning the drug.

  • 6. 
    Pediatric and geriatric patients often react with more sensitivity to CNS depressants. This type of sensitivity manifests itself in the development of which type of reaction?
    • A. 

      Idiopathic

    • B. 

      Teratogenic

    • C. 

      Paradoxical

    • D. 

      Psychogenic

  • 7. 
    Which of the following is an appropriate nursing intervention for patients who are receiving CNS depressants?
    • A. 

      Prevent any activity within the hospital setting while on oral muscle relaxants.

    • B. 

      Make sure that the patient knows that sedation should be minimal with these agents.

    • C. 

      Cardiovascular stimulation. A common side effect would lead to hypertension.

    • D. 

      Make sure the patient’s call light is close by in case of the need for assistance with activities.

  • 8. 
    Which of the following conditions characterizes rapid eye movement (REM) sleep?
    • A. 

      Disorientation and disorganized thinking.

    • B. 

      Jerky limb movements and position changes.

    • C. 

      Pulse rate slowed by 5 to 10 beats/minute.

    • D. 

      Highly active brain and physiological activity levels.

  • 9. 
    Which of the following sleep disorders is the most prevalent?
    • A. 

      Hypersomnia.

    • B. 

      Insomnia.

    • C. 

      Parasomnia.

    • D. 

      Sleep-awake schedule disturbance.

  • 10. 
    Which of the following substances is a natural hormone produced by the pineal gland that induces sleep?
    • A. 

      Amphetamine

    • B. 

      Melatonin

    • C. 

      Methylphenidate

    • D. 

      Pemoline

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