More Sleep Facts vs. Sleep Fiction

How well did you do on last week’s quiz? Think you can do better this week? Try your luck!

True False 1. A nap during the day has no effect on nighttime sleeping.
True False 2. A glass of warm milk can help you fall asleep.
True False 3. Night terrors are different than nightmares or bad dreams.
True False 4. Humans spend a third of their life sleeping.
True False 5. The only ½ of a dolphin’s brain goes to sleep at a time.
True False 6. A snail can sleep for 3 years.
True False 7. Sea otters hold hands when they sleep.
True False 8. You burn more calories sleeping than you do watching tv.
True False 9. Babies don’t dream for the first few years of life.
True False 10. Women experience more nightmares than men.

1. True – When timed right, it shouldn’t! Studies show that short naps can improve alertness, memory, and performance.
2. True – while it may help because it contains tryptophan, it cannot directly cause enough drowsiness to make you fall asleep.
3. True – night terrors occur mostly in children and during the slow-wave cycle of sleep. They are accompanied by a state of physiological and psychological terror and, often, loud screams.
4. True – that’s about 25 years!
5. True – This is because they are conscious breathers, so their brains have to tell them when to breathe.
6. True – They hibernate just like bears!
7. True – they hold hands so they don’t drift apart.
8. True – The body burns calories while sustaining vital body functions.
9. True – Scientists believe babies don’t dream because dreams are about life events, which babies are not aware of in their early years.
10. True – This could be due to changes in the body during the monthly cycle.

Ok, so maybe we tried to trick you this week and give you all true facts …. Did you fall for it?

… sleep happily ever after …