16 Surprising Facts About How You Sleep

You spend a third of your life sleeping. You might as well learn a little more about it.

1. “The record for the longest period without sleep is 18 days, 21 hours, 40 minutes.”

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2. “Having a newborn baby typically results in 400–750 hours of lost sleep for the baby’s parents in the first year.”

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3. “A survey of 6,000 British adults found that they are more likely to fall asleep when they heard Coldplay.”

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4. “After five nights of partial sleep deprivation, three drinks will have the same effect on your body as six would have if you had slept enough.”

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5. “An average human will spend one-third of their life sleeping.”

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6. “12% of people dream in black and white.”

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7. “Before color television the number was 75%.”

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8. “You can only dream about faces you have already seen.”

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9. “The human circadian clock is actually slightly longer than 24 hours. Hence, the internal circadian rhythm is synchronized to 24 hour day cycle by environmental cues.”

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10. “There are two periods of maximum sleepiness — the late afternoon (from around 3 to 5 PM) and the end of the night (from around 3 to 5 a.m.). There are also two periods of maximum alertness — around 1 a.m. in the morning and 1 p.m. in the afternoon.”

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11. “On average, a newborn sleeps for 10 to 19 hours per day. Bottle-fed infants sleep for longer periods than breast-fed infants.”

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12. You’re more likely to die from sleep deprivation before starvation. It takes two weeks to starve, but 10 days without sleep can kill you.

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13. Blind people can still see images in dreams.

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14. “Getting too little sleep often makes people feel hungrier than normal, leading to overeating and weight gain.”

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15. “Losing sleep reduces your pain tolerance. It may disrupt the body’s pain signaling system, heightening sensitivity to painful stimuli.”

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16. “Scientists have determined that counting sheep is ineffective for putting oneself to sleep.”

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