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Think you know what’s good for you when it comes to all things sleep, screens and social media? Fact-check your knowledge on all things slumber related with Dr Norman Swan.

Are you addicted to your smartphone? What exactly is insomnia? What about sleep hygiene? Are our teenagers spending too much time online? From Australia’s most trusted doctor, Norman Swan, comes the ultimate health guide.  So You Think You Know What’s Good For You? replaces medical myths, half-truths, and misconceptions with the information you need to make better decisions about your health and ensure your and your family's health is the best it can be.

Think you know what’s good for you when it comes to all things sleep, screens and social media? Take the quiz to find out! (Scroll down for the answers)


1.      What is insomnia?

a)     Being tired at work every day

b)     Being woken up in the middle of the night

c)     Feeling you’re having ongoing trouble falling asleep or staying asleep

d)     Falling asleep without warning during the day

 

2.      What is an example of good sleep hygiene?

a)     Washing your sheets every night

b)      Drinking chamomile tea before bed

c)      Sending the kids to grandma’s

d)     Removing devices from the bedroom

 

3.      What percentage of teenagers aged 13–17 have at least one social media account?

a) 90%

b) 100%

c) 25%

d) 11%

 

4.      What negative effects can excessive screen time cause in the early years of development?

a)     Depression

b)      Anxiety

c)      Attention problems

d)     All of the above

 

5.      Children aged 7 or under do not distinguish between the real or virtual worlds.

a)     True

b)     False

 

6.      What are some signs that may equate to a smartphone addiction?

a)     If your urge to check your phone is so strong that you check it while driving.

b)      You struggle to socialise without glancing at your phone.

c)      You notice withdrawal symptoms or changes in mood if you go without your phone for extended periods of time.

d)     All of the above


Answers

1. C | 2. D | 3. A | 4. D | 5. A | 6. D

  • So You Think You Know What's Good For You? - Norman Swan

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