Factors Influencing Sleep-Wake Cycles


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Our _____ is kind of like our biological clock that regulates our sleep according to a 24-hour schedule.

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1. Mark has been working nights at his new job. He's having a hard time sleeping during the day when he gets home, and as a result he's really tired at night. Which of the following best explains what is likely causing this?

2. Katie went on a trip to Australia and is now back home in the states. She's having a hard time going to sleep and waking up at a regular hour. Which of the following is likely causing Katie's sleep disruption?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

There are different factors that affect sleep-wake cycles, and you can use the worksheet and quiz to gauge your knowledge of them.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You will be tested on the following topics:

  • Why someone would have trouble sleeping after working night shifts
  • Something like a biological clock that regulates sleep according to a 24-hour schedule
  • Term for the things like body temperature and blood pressure that help regulate our sleep
  • The sleep cycle of teenagers
  • Why someone would have trouble sleeping after traveling in a plane across the country

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you have gained about a teenager's sleep cycle
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson on sleep-wake cycles
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about factors that affect sleep cycles

Additional Learning

You can learn more if you work through the lesson named Factors Influencing Sleep-Wake Cycles. Use this lesson to:

  • Determine what a sleep-wake cycle is
  • Identify disruptions to a sleep-wake cycle
  • Examine the effects of sleep disruptions