Sleep performs an important role in our lives and is one of the most critical activities we have to do in order to work well. From Bill Gates who makes assured to get no less than seven hours of sleep at night to Elon Musk who rests for six hours.
On this World Sleep Day, we have drilled down some fun sleep facts that will entertain you but not necessarily help you understand sleep any better.
People consume 1/3 of their life sleeping.
Somniphobia is the fear of sleep.
The record for the longest time without sleep is 11 days, 25 minutes held by American Randy Gardner.
Dysania is the condition of thinking that its difficult to get out of bed in the morning.
It’s imagined that up to 15% of the people are sleepwalkers.
Lack of sleep will kill you more soon than food deprivation.
Ideally, falling asleep during the night should take you 10-15 minutes.
Insomnia is the most popular sleep disorder.
Females sleep more than men.
Getting less than 7 hours of sleep every night can make you irritated, anxious and stressed.
We all have heard, Morning people are more willing to be successful in their careers.
Common physical exercise can enable you to sleep better.
Yoga is proven to help you improve sleep.
In Japan, napping in the office is normal and is socially accepted.
Dreams are responsible for the greatest inventions to mankind. For example, the idea of Google.
Snails can sleep for three years.
You cannot read or tell the time while dreaming.
On an average person spends nearly 6 years dreaming during sleep.
Animals have different sleep requirements, for example, Giraffe only needs 2 hours of sleep on the other end bats sleeps for nearly 80% of life.