How Sleep Affects Health and Chronic Conditions


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Sleep is _____.

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1. Reduced attention caused by lack of sleep often leads to _____.

2. Sleep debt interferes with hormones. It causes (A) in cortisol and (B) in testosterone.

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About This Quiz and Worksheet

Sleep is an essential requirement to maintain good health, and this quiz/worksheet duo will help you test your understanding of the effects of not getting enough sleep.

Quiz and Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on your knowledge of:

  • The definition of sleep
  • Things lack of sleep causes
  • How sleep debt affects cortisol and testosterone
  • Ways sleep affects chronic diseases

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson addressing sleep effects on health
  • Making connections - use your understanding of the concept of a lack of sleep to explain the connection with performance and chronic disease
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define keywords, such as sleep and chronic disease
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about sleep deprivation.

Additional Learning

To learn about effects of the lack of sleep on the body, review the corresponding lesson on Effects of Sleep on Health. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define sleep
  • Understand how sleep affects the body
  • Explore how a lack of sleep impacts the body
  • Understand the connection between a lack of sleep and chronic diseases