WONDER #1300: Why Does Reading Make You Sleepy?

Question 1 of 3

You likely get sleepy from reading if you wait to read until right before bedtime. Why?

  1. You’re already tired from the day.
  2. Your book is exciting.
  3. Your pillow is too soft.
  4. Your eyes are crossed.

Question 2 of 3

Which posture would most likely lead to staying awake longer when reading?

  1. lying down
  2. sitting up
  3. lying on your side
  4. stretched out on the couch

Question 3 of 3

Which of the following methods will NOT likely help you stay awake longer when reading?

  1. light exercise
  2. drink caffeinated beverage
  3. snuggle up in a blanket in bed
  4. cool shower

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