Amazing Facts About Sleep

Sleeping plays an important role in our physical and mental health. It removes fatigue and provide freshness. Sleeping is as important as eating, drinking and breathing. Sleep deficiency can cause many physical and mental health problems. 

Here are some facts about sleep:

• Humans spend one - third of their life in sleeping.

• You cannot sneeze while sleeping.

• 11 days is the record for the longest period without sleep.

• Humans can sleep with their eyes open. 

• Parasomnia is a term that refers to unnatural movements during your sleep.

• The average person falls asleep in 7 minutes.

• Pain tolerance is reduced by sleep deprivation.

• New born babies steal an average of 44 days of sleep from their parents.

• Dysania is the state of finding it hard to get out of bed in the morning.

• Humans are the only mammals that willingly delay sleep.

• Sleep is as important as diet and exercise.

• Sleep deprivation will kill you more quickly than food deprivation.

• Snoring is the primary cause of sleep disruption.

• It is a myth that you should not wake someone who is sleepwalking.

• Sea otters hold hands when they sleep so they don't drift away from from each other.

• High altitude can cause sleep disruption.

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