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16 Things You Didn't Know About Sleep

Things You Didn't Know About Sleep sleep is absolutely essential for every human being. Despite scientists still not figuring out the process entirely, we still know a lot about this daily activity. Every mammal, bird and most reptiles, amphibians and fish require sleep to function. Here are 16 things you probably never knew about sleep. What goes on when you sleep: You need different amounts of sleep depending on your age: Your brain recharges Your body releases important hormones 16 HOURS Babies 10 HOURS 3-12 10 HOURS 13-18 8 HOURS 19-55 Your cells repair themselves 6 HOURS Over 65 3. Men have dreams about other men 70% of the time. But women dream about women and men equally. We can only dream about faces 4. we have already seen, whether we actively remember them or not. Parasomnia is a type Crimes committed on of sleep disorder that makes you do unnatural movements, parasomnia include: Sleep driving Writing bad checks Murder despite being asleep. Child molesting Rape 12% of people dream only in black and white. This number use to be higher but since the advent of color television, more people dream in color than before. Dreaming is normal. People who do not dream generally have personality disorders. Sleep positions may determine your personality. The most common positions: b. a. Fetal (41%) - People are gruff initially, but have warm and open hearts b. Log (15%) - Social butterflies c. The Yearner (13%) - Perceived as open, but truly suspicious d. Soldier (8%) - Reserved e. Freefall (7%) - Fun and fantastic at parties f. Starfish (5%) - Excellent listeners 10 British soldiers were the first to 1 in 4 married couples sleep in seperate beds. develop a method in staying up 36 hours without sleep. When fatigued, they put on special visors that emulated the brightness of a sunrise and it woke them up. Longest Sleeping Mammals: Shortest Sleeping Mammals: Koalas 22 HOURS A DAY Giraffes 1.9 HOURS A DAY Brown Bat 19.9 HOURSA DAY (in 5-10 minute sessions.) Pangolins 18 HOURS A DAY Roe Deer 3.09 HOURSA DAY Asiatic Elephant 3.1 HOURS A DAY 12 When dolphins sleep, only half their brain shuts down. The other half stays awake to help with breathing cycles. Blind people can still see 14 images in dreams. Z. Those born blind experience dreams involving: emotion 13 sound, smell, and touch instead of sight. You'll die from sleep deprivation before food deprevation. It takes 2 weeks to starve, but 10 days without sleep can kill you. 15 16 Within 5 minutes of waking up, 50% of your dream is forgotten. Within 10 minutes, 90% is gone. 1 out of 50 teenagers still wet their beds. information provided by: Sources: 34 health/sleep/articles/2009/05/08/how-sleep-sex-and-other-parasomnias-can-get-you- in-trouble-with-the-law.html health/bereavement/bereavement helpourselves.shtml Design By Ellie Koning

16 Things You Didn't Know About Sleep

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Sleep is required to function and while scientists do not know everything about sleep they do know some. Different amounts of sleep are needed depending on your age; babies need sixteen hours, kids 3...


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