For questions 9-16, read the text below and think of the word which best fits each gap. Use only one word in each gap. There is an example at the beginning (0). In the exam, write your answers IN CAPITAL LETTERS on the separate answer sheet.
If you 0 _____ it difficult to wake up in the morning, then you are not alone. This state, called ‘sleep intertia’, is what you experience when you don’t feel 9 getting out of bed right after awakening. There are a number of possible reasons 10 this condition. One common situation is when you go to bed at a different time every day. Inconsistent sleep schedule prevents your mind and body 11 getting enough rest. Another possible problem is skipping breakfast. As it is the most important meal 12 the day, not having it seriously affects your mood and energy levels. You know this subconsciously, and that is why you do not feel like getting up.
There is also a group of people who are more comfortable staying up longer at night. Normally referred 13 as night owls, they might feel especially reluctant to wake up in the morning hours. For these people, it is often advised to plan their lives 14 their unusual sleeping habits in mind. This makes 15 falling asleep and waking up more effortless. It goes without saying that not everybody can 16 to sleep when they please, but for some, it is the only option to get enough shut-eye to feel prepared for the day ahead.
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