WELLNESS
09/03/2014 12:00 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017
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How Much Do You Really Know About Sleep?

According to the Centers for Disease Control And Prevention, the United States is experiencing a public health epidemic.

The culprit? We simply aren’t getting enough sleep.

This may not seem like cause for alarm until you stop and think about how widespread and serious the problem is. In a 2013 Gallup poll, nearly 40 percent of adults reported getting fewer than seven hours of sleep each day. And there are a host of side effects that result from sleep deprivation, both in the short and long term.

In the spirit of encouraging healthier sleep habits, we’ve partnered with Sleep Number to test you on some fun facts and teach you how your pillow time -– or lack thereof -- is affecting your health.

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If you passed, congratulations! If not, read the slideshow below to find out everything you need to know about sleep.

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