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Sleep fact #10

The word “apnea”  from sleep apnea comes from the Greek word meaning “without breath.”

Sleep Fact #29

Regular exercise offers many benefits including:

  • increasing energy.
  • reducing stress.
  • improves immune system functioning.
  • allows you to eat more, because of improved metabolism.
  • strengthens the heart.
  • helps fall asleep, and stay asleep longer.

Sleep Fact #8

National Napping Day is March 14 and was first observed as an unofficial holiday in 1999.

Sleep Fact #7

Most mammals sleep for short periods of the day while human lives are broken in to periods of sleep and wakefulness. However, our bodies are programed for two periods of sleep: in the early morning (2-4 a.m.) and in the afternoon (1-3 p.m.).

Sleep Fact #9

Appearance of facial skin can be improved by simply sleeping on the back. Side and stomach sleeping causes individuals to press wrinkles into their faces from constant contact with a pillow. Also, sleeping on one’s back can help avoid morning puffiness from heat in the pillow.

Sleep Fact #6

Not all people dream in color. In fact, 12% of people dream exclusively in black and white. Additionally, people who become blind after birth can still see images in their dreams while those who never experienced sight have vivid dreams involving their other senses.

Sleep Fact #5

A new baby typically results in 400-750 hours lost sleep for parents in the first year.

Sleep Fact #4

If you fall asleep in less than five minutes at night it means you’re sleep deprived. The ideal is between 10 and 15 minutes, meaning you’re still tired enough to sleep deeply, but not so exhausted you feel sleepy by day.

Sleep Fact #3

One of the loudest snores recorded in Guiness World Records was 93 decibels (120db is a jet engine), by Kare Walkert of Kumla, Sweden, in 1993.

Sleep Fact #2

The record for the longest period without sleep is 18 days, 21 hours, 40 minutes during a rocking chair marathon. The record holder reported hallucinations, paranoia, blurred vision, slurred speech and memory and concentration lapses.