For ages, people have been fascinated with sleeping. Various researches have been conducted to figure out why sleep is important, what makes you sleep etc. The thing most known, however, is that sleep seems to be a universal thing. Regardless of animal or human, sleep is something that is present in every living thing.
So what do you know about sleep? Surprisingly, a lot! Here are a few more sleep facts
- Humans are the only mammals that willingly delay sleep. Rest of the mammals goes to sleep when their body demands them to. Whereas humans delay it until the body is exhausted.via GIPHY
- Just like humans, Honey Bees sleeps between four to eight hours a day. While sleeping, they bring head to the floor by flexing their legs and fall over sideways as they slept.
- Dreaming in colour or black & white is correlated with our age and exposure to television.
- Even one night of lost sleep can dry your skin making lines and wrinkles more apparent.
- In Japan, sleeping on the job is less of a problem, as they accept it as a sign of exhaustion.
- ‘Social jetlag’ is the term used when humans show large differences in the preferred timing of their sleep and activity.
- An average human spend one third of his life sleeping.
- The record of the longest period without sleep is 11 days.
- An involuntary twitchwhich occurs just as a person is beginning to fall asleep, often causing momentary wakefulness is denoted using the term ‘hypnic jerk.’
- Sea otters will hold on to each other while sleeping to keep from drifting away from one another.
- In humans, within 10 minutes after the end of a dream, 90% of its content will be forgotten.
- Giraffe the tallest animal sleep so little, for an average of just 30 minutes per day.
Did you find the above sleep facts interesting? Leave your feedback in the comments section!Source –sleepfoundation.org