18 Fun Facts About Sleep

  • Humans spend a third of their life sleeping. That’s about 25 years.
  • Parents of new babies miss out on 6 months worth of sleep in the first 2 years of their child’s life.
  • The record for the longest period without sleep is 11 days.
  • Sleeping less than 7 hours each night reduces your life expectancy.
  • Some Deaf People Make Sign Language in Their Sleep.
  • Many Tibetan monks sleep upright.
  • 8% of Americans sleep naked.
  • Dysania is the state of finding it hard to get out of bed in the morning.
  • A snail can sleep for 3 years.
  • It’s impossible to sneeze while sleeping.
  • Rabbits often sleep with their eyes open.
  • Women experience significantly more nightmares than men and have more emotional dreams, a research found.
  • Sleeping on the job is acceptable in Japan, as it’s viewed as exhaustion from working hard.
  • Parasomnia is a term that refers to unnatural movements during your sleep
  • It’s thought that up to 15% of the population are sleepwalkers.
  • Sleep deprivation will kill you more quickly than food deprivation.
  • Within 5 minutes of waking up, 50% of your dream is forgotten.
  • Ideally, falling asleep at night should take you 10-15 minutes.

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