Sleep Quiz: Trivia Questions For Teens!

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  • 1. 

    When you loose sleep, you accumulate a sleep debt.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Each human being needs a certain amount of sleep each day. This is called the individual sleep need. The sleep debt is therefore the individual sleep need minus the amount of sleep an individual is actually getting. Every night of sleep loss adds to this debt.

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  • 2. 

    Teenagers need more sleep than adults

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    During adolescence, the body undergoes significant changes, both physically and mentally. These changes, along with increased academic and social demands, can lead to higher levels of stress and fatigue in teenagers. As a result, teenagers require more sleep to support their growth, development, and overall well-being. Research suggests that teenagers need around 8-10 hours of sleep per night, compared to the 7-9 hours recommended for adults. Therefore, the statement that teenagers need more sleep than adults is true.

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  • 3. 

    When you are sleepy, you can keep yourself awake by

    • A.

      Raising the volume on your car speakers

    • B.

      Opening the windows

    • C.

      Slapping yourself in the face

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    D. None of the above
    Explanation
    None of the options provided can effectively keep a person awake when they are sleepy. Raising the volume on car speakers or opening windows may provide temporary stimulation, but it is not a long-term solution for combating sleepiness. Slapping oneself in the face may briefly increase alertness, but it is not a recommended or sustainable method for staying awake. Therefore, the correct answer is none of the above.

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  • 4. 

    High school students are the most sleep deprived segment of the population.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    High school students are often burdened with heavy academic workloads, extracurricular activities, part-time jobs, and social commitments. These factors can lead to a lack of sufficient sleep. Additionally, hormonal changes during adolescence can disrupt sleep patterns. Studies have shown that high school students tend to have irregular sleep schedules, with many staying up late to complete assignments or engage in leisure activities. This chronic sleep deprivation can have negative effects on their physical and mental health, as well as their academic performance. Therefore, it is true that high school students are the most sleep deprived segment of the population.

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  • 5. 

    What does R.E.M. stand for?

    Correct Answer
    Rapid Eye Movement
    Explanation
    R.E.M. stands for Rapid Eye Movement. This refers to the stage of sleep characterized by rapid and random eye movements. During this stage, the brain is highly active, and most dreaming occurs. The term R.E.M. is commonly used in the context of sleep studies and research to describe this specific stage of sleep.

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  • 6. 

    Eating a large meal at lunch can cause you to feel sleepy.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    True. Eating a large meal at lunch can cause many people to feel sleepy due to a natural post-meal dip in energy. This phenomenon is often referred to as "postprandial somnolence" or the "food coma." When you consume a substantial meal, particularly one rich in carbohydrates, your body directs more blood flow to the digestive system to process the food. This can lead to a temporary drop in energy levels and a feeling of drowsiness. However, individual responses may vary, and not everyone will experience this sleepiness to the same degree after a large meal.

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  • 7. 

    Napping can be effectively used to reduce your sleep debt.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Napping can be an effective way to reduce sleep debt because it allows you to make up for lost sleep and restore your energy levels. When we don't get enough sleep, our bodies accumulate a sleep debt, which can lead to fatigue, decreased alertness, and decreased cognitive function. Taking a nap can help to offset this sleep debt by providing additional rest and allowing the body to recover. Napping has been shown to improve mood, increase alertness, and enhance overall performance. Therefore, the statement is true.

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  • 8. 

    Teenagers need more sleep than 10-year-olds.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    During adolescence, there are significant physical and psychological changes happening in teenagers. These changes require more sleep to support growth, development, and overall well-being. Hormonal shifts during this stage affect the sleep-wake cycle, making teenagers naturally inclined to stay up later and wake up later. Additionally, their brains are still developing, and sufficient sleep is crucial for cognitive function, memory consolidation, and emotional regulation. Therefore, it is true that teenagers need more sleep than 10-year-olds.

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  • 9. 

    Alcohol is good for your sleep.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Alcohol is not good for your sleep. While it may initially make you feel drowsy and help you fall asleep faster, it disrupts the normal sleep cycle and reduces the quality of sleep. Alcohol can cause frequent awakenings during the night, decrease REM sleep, and lead to snoring or sleep apnea. It also acts as a diuretic, increasing the need to urinate during the night, further disrupting sleep. Therefore, consuming alcohol before bed can actually interfere with a restful and rejuvenating sleep.

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  • 10. 

    When you feel sleepy or drowsy, you are about to fall asleep.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Drowsiness or sleepiness always proceeds normal sleep. There is no further warning.

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