Sleep , a daily routine , that you must adhere to is an essential part of a healthy life. According to the Sleep Foundation , almost 50 to 70 million Americans suffer from chronic sleep problems that can negatively affect their alertness and safety. Sounds spooky , isn’t it ? So turn off the snooze and let’s check out 10 Mind-Blowing Facts About Sleep !
1.Humans are the only mammals who delay their sleep.
Humans have been known to disturb their sleep cycles.
2.Sea Otters are known to hold hands while sleeping so as to avoid being drifted away.
They are definitely ‘social’ animals !
3.In case if it takes you less than 5 minutes to fall asleep , you’ve got a good chance of being sleep deprived. Ideally , 10 to 15 minutes should be the time taken for dozing off.
Preparing to sleep is a better idea , consider doing it.
4.People feel more tired twice a day when tiredness peaks , i.e. , at 2 AM and 2 PM. Post lunch , your alertness goes down.
Now you know the reason of that noon time fatigue.
5.As per studies , you will sleep better during a New Moon and worse during a Full Moon.
This is a once in blue moon fact that needs some pondering.
6. Dysania is actually a condition where you find it hard to get out of bed in the morning.
You’re now armed with a reason to not get up on time (pun intended).
7. In the pre-colour TV era , only 15% people dreamt in colour.
TV did affect people in those times too !
8. There are some rental car contracts that make you adhere to ‘No-Sleep-Below-6-Hours’ clause.
No tired drivers allowed !!
9. Losing sleep can cause great hunger as Leptin , an appetite-regulating hormone plummets.
Good sleep can definitely save those calories !!
10. Aetna , a US based insurance company , had introduced a cash incentive of $25 for its employees to sleep 7 hours each night.
Who wouldn’t love to work for such a humane company ?
Sleep has hundreds of benefits including a better memory , extension of lifespan , Build Immunity, abating stress besides helping the body heal itself. Focus on improving the quality of your sleep through natural methods like yoga , meditation and massages and your life just thanked you. you you found these Mind-Blowing Facts About Sleep Interesting.