15 Interesting Facts You Should Know About Sleep


1. Sleep deprivation is linked with feeling hungrier

This is actually proven by various experiments.

2. People who sleep for 6-7 hours a night live longest

There are also polyphasic sleep practices (a.k.a Napoleon's sleep). Some claims it's healthier

3. Lack of food wouldn't kill you in 10 days but lack of sleep actually can!

Who can stay awake 10 days without sleep? You all think of the movie : the Machinist?

The  record for the longest period a human has intentionally gone without sleep not using stimulants of any kind is 1 days 24 minutes, The holder of the record is Randy Gardner.

4. 70% of all the characters in a man's dream are other men

Contrary to popular belief that men only dream about women.

5. 50% of the dream is forgotten within 5 minutes of waking up and 90% of people don’t remember their dreams after 10 minutes

That's why people don't talk that much about their dreams :)

6. Blind people can actually dream in shapes and colors

That's good news!

7. 1 out of 50 adults in the world wet their beds

8. You can only dream faces you've seen before

So, you should be more social and meet new faces for dream diversity!

9. Some people sleep with their eyes opened and they can actually rest.

10. People spend 1/3 of their lives sleeping. It roughly makes 25 years in total.

We should do our best to reduce this idle time. If we sleep less than 6-7 hours a day, we have more time to spend awake. It's like living longer!

11. 12% of people only dream in black&white

Like old vintage photos

12. Some people suffer from hypnophobia.

It's the term for fear of sleep

13. Before alarm-clocks were invented, there used to be "Knocker-Ups" who were paid to wake up their clients by knocking on their windows with a long stick.

14. We never sneeze while sleeping. Experiments to trigger sneezing at sleep failed

15. When the moon displays herself to us in full, we get less sleep

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