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43 THINGS YOU DIDNT

KNOW ABOUT SLEEP THAT


WILL KEEP YOU AWAKE
TONIGHT.

If you thought sleep was just something


you did in between your waking hours
when life really happens to you, then
think again!

THESE TRULY AWESOME FACTS


ABOUT SLEEP ARE DEFINITELY
WORTH STAYING AWAKE FOR!
So here goes..

Did you know that you spend


about 24 years of your life in a
wonderful coma called sleep?

THATS ONLY 33% CATS, ON THE OTHER


HAND, SLEEP FOR UP TO
70% OF THEIR LIVES!

And snails can


sleep for up to 3
years straight!
Hows that for a
good nights
rest??!!

DID YOU ALSO KNOW THAT ANYTHING


LESS THAN 7 HOURS OF SOLID SLEEP PER
NIGHT CAN REDUCE YOUR LIFE
EXPECTANCY?

LACK OF PROPER SLEEP CAN ALSO


CAUSE YOUR BODY TO GAIN UP TO 2 LBS. IN
LESS THAN A WEEK!

6 HOURS OF SLEEP A DAY


MAKES YOU 27% MORE
LIKELY TO BE IN
OVERWEIGHT RISK GROUP
and 5 hours pushes
that up to 73%!

And in that same vein,


sleeping helps burn
more calories than
watching TV go
figure!

Get by on 6 hours of
sleep per night for two
weeks and your
alertness is reduced to
the level of being legally
drunk meaning, the
equivalent of having a
Blood Alcohol Content of
0.10%!

TO ROUND OFF THAT THOUGHT,


YOU CAN GO TWO MONTHS
WITHOUT FOOD AND STILL SURVIVE

BUT WITHOUT SLEEP, YOU


WONT MAKE IT PAST THE
ELEVENTH DAY!

A RECENT STUDY HAS REVEALED THAT MOST


PEOPLE EXPERIENCE BETTER SLEEP DURING
A NEW MOON THAN DURING A FULL MOON.

Is that a wolf I hear howling in the


distance or is that just some poor
insomniac on a full moon night?

EVER WONDER WHAT SHEEP COUNT WHEN


THEY HAVE TROUBLE FALLING ASLEEP?
Apparently they need something, because
they sleep for less than 4 hours per day!

THAT BRINGS US TO
AVERAGE SLEEP TIMES
OF MAMMALS

Koalas (those cute and


cuddly creatures from
down under) sleep for up
to 22 hours a day!

HUMAN BABIES ARE DEFINITELY IN


THE TOP 10 AT UP TO 16 HOURS
PER DAY.BUT

Those of you who are parents


know that their waking hours
somehow coincide magically
with your sleeping hours, right?
In fact

Studies have shown that new parents


jointly forego about 6 months of sleep in
the first two years after the baby is born.

At the other end of the scale


are

COWS DID YOU KNOW


THAT THESE PEACEFUL
MILK-GIVERS TO THE
WORLD SLEEP FOR LESS
THAN 4 HOURS A DAY?
Well, it could be because
Farmer Brown is tugging at
their udders at 3 in the morning
every day!!

TO TOP IT OFF, GIRAFFES


SLEEP FOR LESS THAN 2
HOURS A DAY - AND
EVEN THATS DONE IN
SESSIONS LASTING NO
MORE THAN 10 MINUTES
EACH!

WHICH BRINGS US TO SLEEP


DEPRIVATION AND ITS
DESTRUCTIVE EFFECTS

For a scary start to this section, a study


among pilots in the UK found that 50% of
them have fallen asleep during a flight!

SLEEP DEPRIVATION WAS


INDIRECTLY
RESPONSIBLE FOR:

The 1979 nuclear incident at Three


Mile Island

The Exxon Valdez Oil Spill

The Chernobyl nuclear meltdown in 1986

SLEEP DEPRIVATION IS KNOWN TO


INCREASE THE LIKELIHOOD OF:

Heart disease

Heart attack

Heart failure

Irregular heartbeat

High blood
pressure

Stroke

Diabetes

In fact, 90% of people with insomnia have been


found to have one of the conditions listed above.

IN JAPAN, IT IS ACCEPTABLE
TO TAKE A NAP ON THE JOB
IT IS AN EXPRESSION OF
DEDICATION TO WORK.
Of course, your productivity and results
during the rest of your work hours are
taken into consideration as well!

SPEAKING OF NAPSHERE ARE


SOME AMAZING BENEFITS OF
THE EVER-POPULAR 20-MINUTE
POWER NAP

A 20-MINUTE NAP
CAN INCREASE
COGNITIVE
FUNCTIONALITY
BY UP TO 40%

IF THAT NAP IS TAKEN 8 HOURS


AFTER YOU WAKE UP, IT
BOOSTS YOUR STAMINA MUCH
MORE THAN IF YOU HAD SLEPT
FOR 20 MORE MINUTES IN THE
MORNING.

A 20-MINUTE NAP CAN GIVE


YOU A BIGGER BOOST THAN
200 MG OF CAFFEINE
THATS 2 CUPS OF COFFEE!

A 30-minute siesta at least 3 times


a week can reduce the chances of
death due to heart-related
conditions by 37%!

A 20-MINUTE NAP INCREASES


CONCENTRATION, ALERTNESS AND
MOTOR SKILLS GREAT TIP FOR LONGDISTANCE DRIVERS

TO CONCLUDE THIS TRULY


AMAZING PRESENTATION,
HERE ARE SOME CRAZY
FACTS ABOUT SLEEP

1 IN 50 TEENAGERS
STILL WET THEIR BEDS

Some deaf (aurally


challenged) people make signs
in their sleep

WHEN DOLPHINS SLEEP, ONLY


HALF THEIR BRAIN GOES TO SLEEP

1 IN 4 MARRIED COUPLES
SLEEP IN SEPARATE BEDS

IF YOU SLEEP IN A
STARFISH POSITION
(ARMS AND LEGS
SPLAYED OUT),
YOURE PROBABLY
A GOOD LISTENER

PEOPLE WHO
DONT DREAM
GENERALLY HAVE
SOME SORT OF
PERSONALITY
DISORDER

A 2002 study found that men with sleep


apnea have lower testosterone levels,
leading to lower libido or sex drive.

On that note, wed like to


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of Sprayable Sleep.

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SLEEP TIGHT!