Is it true that the longer you sleep, the more tired you may be? Let’s check this out!





  • lethargy – a lack of energy and enthusiasm
  • groggy – dazed, weak, or unsteady, especially from illness, intoxication, sleep, or a blow
  • jet lag – extreme tiredness and other physical effects felt by a person after a long flight across different time zones
  • mortality – the number of deaths in a given area or period, or from a particular cause
  • apnea – temporary cessation of breathing, especially during sleep
  • nap – sleep lightly or briefly, especially during the day


Think about it

Watch the video and answer the questions below.

  • What do people tend to report after sleeping for a long time?
  • What is the state of being tired from sleeping called?
  • What might be the dangers of consistently sleeping for longer than 8 hours?
  • What might be the dangers of consistently sleeping for longer than 10 hours?
  • How much should we actually sleep?


Practice makes perfect

Fill in the blank spaces  with the missing words. Use ONE word per blank space.

Babies can sleep through a circus. Older kids may fight bedtime. And teens — good luck getting them ________ of bed on a weekend.

But what ________ you — the grown-up? Your sleep life is still changing — and not just because time ________ passing.

How ________ sleep work in adulthood? Does it change — ________  better or worse — as we age? And why do we feel like we never get enough ________ it?

An average adult needs between 7.5 and 8 hours of sleep ________ night. “But many people can function with 6 hours’ sleep, and there also some who need 9 hours or more,” says Sudhansu Chokroverty, MD, professor and co-chair of neurology and program director ________ clinical neurophysiology and sleep medicine ________ the New Jersey Neuroscience Institute ________ JFK Medical Center in Edison, N.J.

“The amount of sleep needed to function the next day varies ________ individual to individual, and is determined genetically and hereditarily,” says Chokoroverty, _________ is also a neuroscience professor ________ Seton Hall University’s School of Health and Medical Sciences.

Answers: http://www.webmd.com/sleep-disorders/features/adult-sleep-needs-and-habits


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