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I'd Rather Be Sleeping
Nervous System and the Senses
"You'll spend a third of your life doing it, but how much do you really know about sleep?"
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The Greek god of sleep is Hypnos. What does "hypnic jerk" mean?
Restless leg syndrome
A kind of epilepsy that worsens while sleeping
Waking up with a start right after falling asleep
Which of the following is NOT a physiologic change found during normal sleep?
Less blood in the cerebral vessels
An increase in peristalsis
Decreased rate and increased depth of respiration
Thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) released
As a percentage of total sleep, infants have more REM sleep than adults.
Which part of your brain is responsible for your circadian rhythm, which encourages you to sleep and wake in a more or less regular cycle?
Foramen of Munro
What is a childhood sleep occurrence during non-REM sleep that is characterized by screaming and thrashing about, even though the child remains asleep?
Humans not only need sleep, we seem to need to sleep at NIGHT. Which of the following has NOT been suggested by clinical studies to be a negative effect of shift work?
Higher cardiovascular mortality
Up to a 60% increase in breast cancer risk
Increased risk of hypotension
An higher rate of divorce and abuse
People with mental disorders naturally dream less or don't dream at all.
Which of the following sleep facts is true?
You can learn in your sleep
An alcoholic "nightcap" can help you overcome insomnia
Members of "siesta cultures" get more total sleep than other people
Being very overweight can interfere with sleep
Which of the following sleep disturbances can sometimes be treated by uvulopalatopharyngoplasty?
Severe leg cramps
A 2003 study in Britain revealed that 6 out of 10 British men would rather sleep than do what?
Eat a wonderful meal
Play pub trivia
Watch the BBC
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