Do you wake up in the morning tired and grumpy? Do you grab a coffee or a nap each afternoon when your energy level takes a nose dive? At least 40 million Americans suffer from chronic long-term sleep disorders, and 20 million more struggle with sleep some of the time.* If you are one of them, your daily functioning is at risk.

Just as we need food to satisfy our hunger and water to quench our thirst, we need solid sleep to refill our energy tanks. Getting the right amount of quality sleep is essential to our physical and mental health, but are we making it a priority? Take our quiz to find out how much you know about snoozing, and how you can improve your habits.

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Test your sleep knowledge

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What is the most common sleep disorder in the U.S.?

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Do you wake up in the morning tired and grumpy? Do you grab a coffee or a nap each afternoon when your energy level takes a nose dive? At least 40 million Americans suffer from chronic long-term sleep disorders, and 20 million more struggle with sleep some of the time.* If you are one of them, your daily functioning is at risk.

Just as we need food to satisfy our hunger and water to quench our thirst, we need solid sleep to refill our energy tanks. Getting the right amount of quality sleep is essential to our physical and mental health, but are we making it a priority? Take our quiz to find out how much you know about snoozing, and how you can improve your habits.

How much sleep should adults get per night?
5-7 hours
7-9 hours
8-10 hours

Fact: An average healthy adult requires between 7 to 9 hours of sleep a night.** Babies, children, and teens need more, while adults over 65 may need less. To feel our best, it’s important to get sufficient sleep.

Fact: An average healthy adult requires between 7 to 9 hours of sleep a night.** Babies, children, and teens need more, while adults over 65 may need less. To feel our best, it’s important to get sufficient sleep.

Drinking alcohol before bed helps you sleep better.
True
False

Fact: While one in five of us use alcohol to help us fall asleep***, it actually messes with our biological clocks! Drinking may make us sleepy for bed, but the second part of our night’s slumber will be light and restless.

Fact: While one in five of us use alcohol to help us fall asleep***, it actually messes with our biological clocks! Drinking may make us sleepy for bed, but the second part of our night’s slumber will be light and restless.

Which of the following can impact the quality of our sleep?
Temperature
Hormones
Screen time
All of the above

Fact: Sleep is a complicated process that is compromised by different issues. A room that’s too hot or too cold will cause problems. Changes in sex hormones impact sleep for both men and women; cortisol or adrenaline make sleep harder; and the right level of melatonin tells us it’s time for sleep. The blue light from screens actually suppresses this important hormone, making gadgets a no-no before bed.

Fact: Sleep is a complicated process that is compromised by different issues. A room that’s too hot or too cold will cause problems. Changes in sex hormones impact sleep for both men and women; cortisol or adrenaline make sleep harder; and the right level of melatonin tells us it’s time for sleep. The blue light from screens actually suppresses this important hormone, making gadgets a no-no before bed.

Napping during the day will ruin a good night’s rest.

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Which of the following can impact the quality of our sleep?

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Drinking alcohol before bed helps you sleep better.

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How much sleep should adults get per night?

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The average score is 67%

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Getting a good night’s sleep is so important. Try setting the same bedtime and wake-up time every day. Exercise for 30 minutes most days so your body is tired. Create a relaxing routine before bed without electronics.

More serious sleep troubles won’t be cured with simple changes, but you don’t have to face them alone. Here for you 7 days a week, Teladoc physicians and therapists can help you pinpoint your problems so you get the sleep you deserve!****

 

*National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke: http://accurateclinic.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/Brain-Basics-Understanding-Sleep-National-Institute-of-Neurological-Disorders-and-Stroke-NINDS.pdf
** https://sleepfoundation.org/sites/default/files/STREPchanges_1.png
*** https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/286827.php
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