22 Facts About Sleep That Will Definitely Surprise You and Clear Some Things Out

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I appreciate a good night sleep even though I don’t have much time to do that. There is nothing in this world that could replace it, but a busy person really needs a pill or something else to stay awake for more than 24 hours.

If you thought you know everything about sleeping you need to check out these facts that will change your opinion.

It’s really important for you to get some sleep during the 24-hour period and there is nothing you can do to avoid this. It’s what doctors say and most importantly it’s what you brain and body needs from you to do.

Some experts revealed really surprising facts about sleep and we have them here for you. Here we go:

One research showed that we sleep better during a new moon than a full moon. The reason for this is still unclear


Falling asleep usually take 10 to 15 minutes. If it takes anything less than this you are sleep-deprived

Did you know that sea otters hold hands when they sleep? – They prevent drifting away from each other


Tiredness is felt twice a day. First comes at 2 a.m. and the second period comes at 2 p.m. Have you felt how less alert you are after lunch?


Social jet lag that disturbed your sleep schedule during the weekend is the one to blame for the trouble you have on Monday morning


We, the people, are the only mammals that willingly delay sleep


Insomnia is caused by mental or physical illness, stress, family history, diet, shift work and exercise habits


Dysania is the name of the condition you experience in the morning when it’s hard to get out of bed


Insomnia is not what you thought it was. It’s not defined by the sleep you lose every night, but by the difficulty concentrating, headaches, drowsiness and other problems you suffer during the day


English Bulldogs are the only canines that suffer from apnea


Being awake for 16 hours straight decreases your performance just like the alcohol level in your blood is .05%


Getting up in the middle of the night was normal thing back in the 17th century


Going further without sleep will make your levels of leptin fall. Leptin is the hormone that regulates your appetite


Research shows that the extra hour of sleep reduces accidents


There was a job in English mill and factory towns that involved workers knock on people’s windows in order to wake them up for work


Sleeping while on work in Japan is considered as a sign of work exhaustion


Some contracts from car rentals make you promise not to drive the car they are giving to you on less than 6 hours of sleep



Sleeping pills can disrupt the natural process of insomnia

Regular exercises improves your sleep pattern


Before there was color television only 15% of the people dreamed in color. Today in the advanced stages of our living era, 75% have colorful dreams


Dolphins and whales are half asleep. Every side of their brain takes turns so they can come up for air


Internet access is the biggest sleep distraction


I need some sleep.

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