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Amazing and crazy facts about sleep

Amazing and crazy facts about sleep

Amazing and crazy facts about sleep
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  • Humans spend a third of their life sleeping (25 years or more).
  • Humans can survive longer without food than they can without sleep.
  • During the first two years of a baby’s life, parents will miss six months of sleep on average.
  • There are at least 84 identified sleep or wake disorders.
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    • Randy Gardner holds the scientifically documented record for the longest period a human has intentionally gone without sleep not using stimulants of any kind. In 1965—as a 18-year-old high school student in San Diego, California—Gardner stayed awake for 264 hours (eleven days), breaking the previous record of 260 hours held by Tom Rounds of Honolulu.
    • Sleepwalking is also called somnambulism. Most sleepwalkers remember little, if anything, about the experience. While sleepwalking, a person can sometimes use the bathroom, eat, or even talk.
    • Scientists have not yet found why we actually need to sleep.
    • The fear of sleep is called Somniphobia.
    • Few studies proved that lack of sleep might raise the sensation of hunger by 25%.
    • Sleeping too little or too much is not ideal and might result in shorter life span!!So be aware, sleep for 7 to 8 hours a day.
    • 24/7 availability of internet facility is one of the reasons for sleep distractions throughout the world and causing many disorders.
    • On an average people sleep  around three hours less than other primates like chimps, rhesus monkeys, squirrel monkeys and baboons.
    • Each year, sleep-related errors and accidents cost U.S. businesses an estimated $56 billion, cause nearly 25,000 deaths, and result in 2.5 million disabling injuries.

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