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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 You need different amounts of when you sleep: sleep depending on your age: Your brain recharges Your body releases 16 HOURS Babies 10 HOURS 3-12 10 HOURS 13-18 8 HOURS 19-55 important hormones Your cells 2. 6 HOURS Over 65 repair themselves 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 of sleep disorder that makes you do unnatural movements, despite being asleep. Crimes committed on parasomnia include: Sleep driving Writing bad checks Murder 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, people dream in color than before. ore 7 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 HOURS A DAY (in 5-10 minute sessions.) Pangolins 18 HOURS A DAY Roe Deer 3.09 HOURS A 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 You'll die from sleep deprivation before food deprevation. It takes 2 weeks to starve, but 10 days without sleep can kill you. instead of sight. 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 byi batp/ Sources: au/science/sleep/factshtm hetp:// drooling-could-be-a-sign-of-sleep-apnea/ info/index.html http://www.slatecom/id/2108762 health/sleep/articles/2009/05/08,how-sleep-sex-and-other-parasomnias-can-get-you- in-trouble-with-the-law.html hrtp:// helpoursedvessht ml http://www.dreamlucidinfointeresting-dream-facts/ sleepsyllabusbhtml sleep.htm Design By Ellie Koning

16 Things You Didn't Know About Sleep

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Experts say you should get at least eight hours of sleep a night so you are alert and awake in the morning. Whether you love sleeping in or are an early riser, this inforgraphic is full of 16 facts a...


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