After a long day at work , school or our daily activity, there’s something we all want to do; Sleep! Shut our eyes and bury ourselves in the warm hands of our bed sheets. We have gathered 10 interesting facts about sleep you didn’t know until now.
We’ve all no doubt found it tricky getting out of bed every morning but those suffering from Dysania find it particularly difficult. It is said to be a form of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.
Some people have even committed crime due to parasomnia, including sleep-driving and even murder.
These facts about sleep are sure getting more interesting right?
No-one is totally sure why hypnic jerks occur but they are deemed to be perfectly healthy. However, there may be increased by anxiety, caffeine or physical activity close to bedtime. They are more frequent in young people and decrease as we get older.
According to the National Sleep Foundation (N.S.F), we have 15% of sleepwalkers amongst us! There is a myth that you shouldn’t wake someone who is sleepwalking because they’re in a whole different realm!
Neither are good for you, obviously, but this article claims that sleeping is actually more important than eating in the short term. Please go to bed whenever you feel sleepy.
How nice it must be to just be able to go to bed whenever and wherever you are! How amazing!
Hands should apparently be positioned above the pillow so you’re in a ‘freefall’ position, whilst laying on your left side can apparently help reduce heartburn. Give it a try and thank me later.
This is a fact about sleep that is really quite interesting and the timing of the blindness in a person’s life may impact what that person dreams about. Amazing right?
A Californian student named Randy Gardner set this record in 1964. However trying to beat this record is definitely not recommended as Randy experienced extreme sleep deprivation and others have died staying awake for this long. Hmmm.. Strange!
This particular fun fact obviously differs depending on the age of the human, but on average it’s around a third, which is quite a lot when you think about it.
So we have come to the end of our fun facts about sleep session, I hope you had a great time reading all those!
*Yawn* I feel sleepy already.