Here are some fun facts about the one activity, we spend one third of our lives doing.

  • Our quality and amount of sleep directly effects the quality of our memory, so if you’re feeling absent minded, try to improve your sleep.
  • Good sleep helps regulate your appetite. Through the production of the hormone leptin, sleep helps keep cravings at bay and helps know when you’re actually hungry. Lack of sleep lowers your leptin levels, making you prone to cravings and snacking when you don’t need it.
  • About 15 percent of people are sleep walkers, however a larger portion of those experiencing this are children from ages 3 to 7, so some of it is sleep crawling.
  • We go through two sleep/wakeful phases throughout our day. Normally this happens around 2 am and 2 pm. This is one reason we get a little sluggish after lunch. It’s natural.
  • The longest anyone has stayed awake was 11 days.
  • In the days before and leading up to a full moon, we tend to go to sleep later and the inverse is true on new moons.
  • Sea otters hold hands when they sleep to make sure they don’t drift away from each other in their slumber.
  • After just 16 hours of sleep deprivation, our general performance is impaired equivalent to having a blood alcohol level of .05.
  • Whales and dolphins only sleep with half of their brain at a time, since they regularly need to come up for air.
  • You dream an average of 4 to 6 times a night, but probably don’t remember the majority of your dreams.
  • You can show signs of sleep deprivation after just 17 hours of being awake.
  • You’re less likely to get into a traffic accident after daylight savings time ends because of the extra hour sleep in the morning.
  • If you feel off on Mondays it’s probably caused by lapses in your sleep schedule during the weekend and trying to adjust back to it for the weekdays.
  • According to NASA, the perfect nap lasts 26 minutes.
  • 22 percent of Americans and over 70 million people suffer from some form of a sleep disorder.
  • You can’t sneeze while you’re asleep.
  • We have an accumulated 6 years of dreams over the average human life.
  • Most of what we know about sleep we’ve only discovered in the last 30 years.

These are some things to think about while you’re counting your sheep at night. Sleep well.

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