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Quiz: Do You Know How Animals Sleep?

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Giraffes sleep more than most animals.

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Giraffes sleep more than most animals.

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False. The world’s tallest animal doesn’t sleep much compared to most animals. Giraffes only need about 30 minutes of sleep a day!  Giraffes take short naps so that they can stay on the lookout for hungry lions.

Giraffes don’t need a lot of sleep, but you need 10 to 11 hours of sleep a night so that your body can rest, recharge, and grow. If you need to wake up at 7 a.m. to get to school, you should be in bed by 8 p.m.

Going to bed the same time every night will help you sleep.

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This flying mammal sleeps hanging upside down from the top of a cave.

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This flying mammal sleeps hanging upside down from the top of a cave.

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Bats sleep during the day, so they need somewhere dark and quiet like a cave to get enough sleep. Treat your room like your own cave. Make sure it’s cool, dark, and quiet.

Light from the hallway or even from your TV or computer can trick your brain into thinking you should be awake. To get all the sleep you need, turn off all electronics two hours before bedtime so it’s easier to relax and go to sleep.

Brown bears sleep for almost half the year.

Brown bears sleep for almost half the year.

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True. Brown bears sleep a lot. They sleep all winter when there isn’t enough food for them to eat until spring arrives. In the spring, they have lots of healthy salmon or other fish to munch on.

You don’t need as much sleep as a bear, but not getting enough sleep can play tricks on your body. It may make you feel hungry for junk food when you really just need sleep. When you get enough sleep, you’ll have lots of energy. Try getting 10 to 11 hours of sleep every night.

Which swimming sea creature sleeps with one eye open?

Which swimming sea creature sleeps with one eye open?

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Dolphins can sleep with one eye open. They do that to watch out for hungry sharks. But worrying and being stressed out makes it hard for people to sleep. If you are stressed out about a tough test or a fight with a friend, talk to an adult about your feelings. Then you can feel a little better and rest.

Don’t feel like talking? Try writing down what you are worried about in a journal before bedtime. Then you will be able to rest a little easier.

Honeybees are too busy to sleep.

Honeybees are too busy to sleep.

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False. They may be busy, but bees do take short naps so they have enough energy to get through the day. And boy, do they need energy! Honey bees flap their wings nearly 200 times a second. They spend their days looking for food, building their hives, and making honey.

You need lots of energy to buzz around school and hang out with your friends. You might think a soda or energy drink can give you extra energy, but they are not healthy. Beeee smart and get the sleep you need to make sure you have energy!

These reptiles like to snooze on a rock in the sun when it’s warm and burrow in a cave or in the sand when it’s too cold.

These reptiles like to snooze on a rock in the sun when it’s warm and burrow in a cave or in the sand when it’s too cold.

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Where a snake decides to sssssleep can depend on how hot or cold it is. Being too hot or too cold can make it hard for you to sleep, too. People sleep best in cool rooms.

If your room feels too warm, ask your parents if you can have a fan in your room. If your feet are cold, slip on some cozy socks and curl up under your favorite blanket. When your body is the right temperature, you will rest well and be ready for tomorrow!

Animals dream just like you.

Animals dream just like you.

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True. Have you ever seen your dog scratch or kick in his sleep? Do you think he is chasing a ball in his dreams?

Scientists say some animals, like dogs and rats, may have dreams like people do! Dogs and people can have a special type of sleep called REM sleep that lets you dream. It takes several hours to make sure you get this type of sleep and enough rest, so get to bed early enough so that you can have sweet dreams!

This devilish creature is known for being grumpy.

This devilish creature is known for being grumpy.

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The Tasmanian devil’s bad attitude is not because he is tired. He sleeps almost all day and works at night. But not getting enough sleep can make you cranky. It can also make it hard to pay attention in school. It can make you get sick more often. It can even make it harder to play soccer well.

Getting enough sleep helps your brain work better and keeps your body strong.

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RESULTS: Way to go! You’re an expert on animals and how they sleep. Sleep is important for you, too. You need about 10 to 11 hours of sleep a night. Make sure you get enough sleep every night so that your body gets recharged, and so you have enough energy to take on the world. Sweet dreams!

RESULTS: Good job! It seems like you know some cool stuff about animals and how they sleep. Remember that sleep is important for you, too. You need about 10 to 11 hours of sleep a night. Getting enough sleep every night helps your body grow and have energy.

RESULTS: Whoa! It looks like you learned a lot about animals and how they sleep. Take this quiz again and see if you can score higher.

Remember that sleep is important for you, too. Sleep helps you grow and gives you energy. You need about 10 to 11 hours of sleep a night. Make sure you get enough sleep every night so you can recharge and have sweet dreams.