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Are You Getting Enough Sleep?

woman at home bedroom lying in bed late at night trying to sleep suffering insomnia sleeping disorder or scared on nightmares looking sad worried and stressed

About 70 million Americans suffer from sleep problems. Sleep deprivation is associated with an increased risk of many serious health problems, including: obesity, high blood pressure, Type 2 diabetes, depression, heart attacks and strokes, as well as premature death and reduced quality of life and productivity.

Take this quiz to find out how you are doing with your sleep.

1) How do you feel when you go to bed?
a. Tired, but still not able to go to sleep for a few hours.
b. Physically tired, but mind is alert.
c. Tired and fall asleep after a few minutes.

2) How do you feel when you wake up?
a. Like you barely slept.
b. You could use a bit more sleep.
c. Feel just fine.

3) Do you have problems with concentration?
a. Frequently.
b. Sometimes.
c. Rarely.

4) Do you have sugar cravings?
a. Always.
b. Frequently.
c. Rarely.

5) How do people perceive you in the morning?
a. A hellish ogre.
b. A bit prickly but not too bad.
c. Bright like a beam of light.

6) What are your mornings usually like?
a. Slept in and always in a hurry.
b. Got up and was able to grab a bite before heading out.
c. Worked out in morning, made breakfast and got to work early.

7) You need to be at an early morning meeting, what happens?
a. Storming in late with a coffee in hand.
b. Get there just in time.
c. Arrive 30 mins before and prepare questions.

8) How much caffeine do you drink?
a. 2-3 cups in morning just to get going.
b. 1-2 cups but not always.
c. 1 cup of coffee or tea but not every day.

9) When do you perform best?
a. Late afternoon.
b. After lunch.
c. In the morning.

Which letter did you choose from most?

A: You have serious sleep issues, burning the midnight oil during the week and trying to make up for it over the weekend. You experience low energy, too much caffeine, and your overall health may be suffering from it. You should talk to your doctor about what you can do to improve your sleep and wellness habits.

B: You’re not doing too bad. You may have occasional bouts of insomnia and take caffeine to help with fatigue. Try to improve your sleep habits and reach out for help if you are unable to improve.

C: You don’t seem to have any issues with sleep. You fall asleep quickly and stay asleep. Keep up with what you are doing.

New research from the University of California, Berkeley also suggests that poor sleeping habits can lead a person to become more anti-social, and it is contagious!

Leave a comment below and let us know what your tips are for getting a solid night’s sleep!


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