Test your knowledge with the Sleep I.Q. Challenge

October 26, 2022  //  FOUND IN: Updates & Resources

With Daylight Saving Time ending on Nov. 6, we’ll gain one hour. Sounds good, right? Not always.

An article in Harvard’s Health Blog points out that the seemingly small one-hour shift during Daylight Saving Time transitions can affect our sleep-wake cycle, disrupting our sleep for several days. Sleep loss, mood disturbances, and even more traffic accidents are some of the negative effects researchers have noted during the transition from DST to Standard Time.

Test your sleep awareness I.Q.

Think you know how sleep (or lack of) impacts your health? Test your sleep I.Q. by taking this seven-question quiz. It only takes a few minutes, and you’ll learn how changes in your sleep could affect your body, mind and mood. 

At the end of the quiz, U-M faculty and staff can enter a drawing for a chance to win one of five $25 Amazon gift cards. The deadline to enter is Nov. 18.

More sleep awareness resources

MHealthy’s website includes resources and tips to help you adjust in the days before and after a time change. Use these anytime to raise your awareness and practice­­ better sleep habits:

  • Tips for getting restful sleep
  • Tips for shift workers
  • Apps and audio recordings to help you sleep
  • MHealthy Portal online programs, including Path to Wellness and Knowledge Courses
  • U-M health plan coverage
  • Articles, podcasts and more

Learn more and view all sleep-related resources compiled on the MHealthy website.