WONDER #2688: Why Does Rain Make You Sleepy?

Question 1 of 3

What was the main idea of this Wonder?

  1. Rainy days make people sleepy because of the lack of sunlight, higher humidity, and pink noise caused by the sound of rain.
  2. Humans respond differently to different types of weather depending on where they live.
  3. There are many fun things to do on a rainy day, even though you can’t go outside.
  4. It’s important to pay attention to the weather when planning for group activities.

Question 2 of 3

The lack of sunlight on rainy days affects how much _____________ the human body produces.

  1. Serotonin
  2. Saliva
  3. Melatonin
  4. Both a and c

Question 3 of 3

Which statement about the effect of weather on people is NOT true?

  1. Illnesses tend to spread faster in the winter months.
  2. The weather rarely affects people’s moods.
  3. Spending time outside on a pleasant day may increase creative thinking.
  4. People often experience lower blood pressure in the summer.

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