This quiz will put you to sleep... by RobinJRichards

Champion(s):

VenguswamyK
Semper Ubi Sub Ubi


Runner(s)-Up:

LuskT
Giggity.


Quiz Description

Given I am nodding off at the desk (thankfully no students yet), here's a quiz on sleep to help.

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Questions:

The "body clock" that often dictates sleep and awake periods is known by THIS TWO WORD PHRASE.

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circadian rhythm

During the day cycle, your body begins to build up THIS COMPOUND to signal the brain when it is time to sleep. During the night, the body breaks down that compound.

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adenosine

During the night cycle, the body begins to release THIS HORMONE (C13 H16 N2 O2) which gives off the "drowsy" effect. Its name can be sometimes confused with another, more dark compound found elsewhere in the human body. (edited at 1:13 pm, April 12, 2017 (EDT))

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melatonin [as opposed to melanin, which is skin pigment]

In the morning, when you wake up, the body then releases THIS HORMONE to get things moving again.

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cortisol

As seen in many photos, THESE ANIMALS will often hold hands so as to not drift away from each other. They also use kelp as a sort of anchor to keep them place as well.

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Sea otters

THIS BREED OF DOG is the only canine to suffer from sleep apnea due to the shape of its nose. That said, people in Spokane and Athens (among other places) still think they're cute.

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(English) Bulldogs

Vivid dreaming tends to occur during THIS PHASE OF THE SLEEP CYCLE. Dreams could range from losing one's religion to the end of the world as they knew it. **And yes, I want the full meaning of the acronym**

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Rapid Eye Movement

When stated as a fraction, Americans, on average, spend THIS AMOUNT of their lives sleeping and sometimes that still isn't enough.

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1/3

In THIS JAMES BOND MOVIE, the villain, a noted billionaire industrialist (aren't they all?) named Gustav Graves, lives out his life as an insomniac while plotting world domination. Only an hour or two under a "dream machine" keeps him sane....well as maniacal Bond villains go.

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Die Another Day

While I am not sure [the answer to Q6] could use THIS MACHINE to help with their apnea, the first one built used a vacuum cleaner. **And yes, once again, I want the FULL MEANING of its acronym.**

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Continuous positive airway pressure

A new baby typically results in [X to Y number of] hours of lost sleep for parents in the first year. (If you hit anywhere between X and Y, you're good).

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400-750

"...be happy with what you're getting. There's a guy who's been awake since the Second World War." These are lyrics from a song by THIS BAND.

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Barenaked Ladies [the song is "Who Needs Sleep?"

The Big Sleep, a 1939 book by Raymond Chandler, was made into a film in 1946. This film was the second of five films starring THIS ACTOR/ACTRESS DUO. Bertie Higgins would approve of their acting.

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Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall (accept "Bogey and Bacall")