178 Awesome Sleep Facts

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1. Many teenagers who sleep less than 8-9 hours every night suffer from irritability, mood swings & even depression.
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2. People getting only 6 to 7 hours of sleep every night have a longer life expectancy than those who sleep 8 hours.
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3. We lose on average 2 pounds of weight during sleep by exhaling.
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4. Twitter causes insomnia, it has become the most common sleep distraction in the world.
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5. An albatross can sleep while it flies.
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6. A human's natural sleep pattern is about 4 hours of sleep, then 2 hours of being awake, followed by another 4 hours of sleep.
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7. Falling in love triggers feelings of euphoria, sleeplessness
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8. You can survive without eating for weeks, but you will only live 11 days without sleeping.
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9. Humans can live longer without food than sleep.
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10. 90% of people 18 to 29-years-old sleep with their phones in or right next to their bed.
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11. People who sleep late have more mental stamina and can outperform early risers.
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12. Hypnic jerk is the falling sensation that awakens you suddenly just as you begin to sleep and is experienced by 70% of the human population.
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13. There is a hotel in Fiji where for $15,000 a week you can sleep on the ocean floor and you can feed fish outside your window.
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14. People who frequently feel thankful are happier, sleep better, earn more money and better resist disease, studies show.
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15. Did you know your body is actually designed to get 4 hours of sleep twice per day instead of 8 hours once?
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16. Sleeping too little can be just as dangerous as smoking a 10 cigarettes.
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17. Sleeping on your stomach is the most likely position to produce erotic dreams.
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18. Your body needs to sleep. Staying awake for 2 weeks can be enough to literally kill you.
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19. Stepping outside and going for a walk every day helps you sleep better at night.
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20. Sleeping is a cure to forget about pain, problems, stress and everything for a while.
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21. Before going to bed, 94% of people count how many hours of sleep theyÍre going to get.
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22. me: *sleeps for 5 hours* tired me: *sleeps for 10 hours* tired me: *sleeps for a month* tired me: *sleeps for a year* still tired
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23. Hypnophobia is the fear of sleep or of being hypnotized.
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24. Interrupted sleep is just as bad as a night without sleep.
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25. Feeling sleepy? Hold your breath until you cant anymore and then breathe out slowly. This will increase your heart rate
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26. Twitter psychosis is a real disorder that stems from tweeting obsessively, to the point where one loses sleep and skips meals.
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27. Sleep + Music = 2 ways to escape everything.
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28. Humans sleep on average around three hours less than other primates.
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29. Whore Definition: A woman who sleeps with everyone but you. Sentence: "She slept with Jim? What a whore!"
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30. Falling dreams typically occur at the beginning of the night, in Stage I sleep and are accompanied by muscle spasms, called myoclonic jerks.
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31. Loneliness, lack of sleep and hunger are the three top most common causes of mood swings.
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32. The harder you concentrate on falling asleep, the harder it becomes to actually fall asleep.
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33. People who regularly get less than six hours of sleep increase their chance of dying over a 25-year period by 12%.
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34. Sleeping after learning something increases your ability to remember it.
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35. The last person on your mind before you fall asleep is either the reason for your happiness or pain.
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36. About 2% of the population are considered "sleepless elite" which means they are night owls and early birds simultaneously.
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37. Drinking alcohol before sleep reduces the amount of deep REM sleep which leaves you feeling less rested.
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38. Sleeping beauty Syndrome is a sickness that causes people to sleep for up to 10 days at a time.
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39. If you have a newborn, sleep with its baby blanket for one night so you leave your scent. This will be comforting for them
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40. Panic attacks can happen in a your sleep.
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41. Not getting enough sleep and being hungry are the two biggest reasons for being angry.
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42. Sleeping next to someone you love makes you fall asleep faster, reduces depression, and helps you live longer.
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43. Albatrosses can sleep while mid-flight
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44. Sleep flushes toxins from your brain that accumulate there during the day.
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45. A survey found that 75% of women said they would rather sleep with one man in a lifetime than 25% who would rather sleep with 100 men.
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46. Two-thirds of parents who sing their children to sleep prefer pop music to lullabies.
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47. About 1 out of 10 married adults say that they typically sleep alone.
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48. Lack of sleep can cause you to gain weight by making you crave sweet things.
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49. Twitter has been proven to cause insomnia and is one of the most common sleep distraction in the the States and Holland.
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50. 28% of men surveyed said they would sleep with their best friend's mom or girlfriend if the Apocalypse was near.
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51. If it takes you less than 5 minutes to fall asleep, you are most likely sleep deprived - It should take 7 to 10 minutes on an average night.
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52. Many teens who sleep less than 8-9 hours suffer from irritability, mood swings and even depression.
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53. Sleeping for less than 6 hours any night skews the productivity of your immune system, metabolism, and the body's response to stress.
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54. Spending at least 60 minutes in conversation with someone you care about an hour before bed can help you sleep peacefully.
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55. The happier you are, the less sleep you require to function in everyday life. Sadness increases the urge to sleep more.
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56. Dogs sleep an average of 18 out of 24 hours
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57. A good laugh and a long sleep are the two best cures for anything.
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58. Sleeping next to someone you love not only reduces depression, but it also helps you to live longer and makes you fall asleep faster.
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59. Listening to information while you sleep allows you to remember it better.
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60. People who are deprived of sleep have a harder time remembering positive experiences and are more likely to remember negative experiences.
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61. People with higher IQs tend to have a more difficult time falling asleep at night due to increased brain activity.
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62. Nightmares are mostly caused by sleeping in an extremely cold room temperature.
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63. People are more likely to cry at night because the lack of sleep makes emotions hard to control.
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64. St Vitus is the patron saint of oversleeping.
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65. Sleeping through the summer, rather than the winter is called '˜Aestivation'.
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66. "Last night I closed my laptop down and put it on my bed. I turned it back on and it was open and frozen on a pic of me as I was sleeping."
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67. If ants encounter a drunk comrade, they will carry them home to sleep it off.
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68. Getting at least 7 hours of sleep can make you less sensitive to negative emotions
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69. Sleeping on your right side helps you fall asleep faster than sleeping on your left side.
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70. Feelings of loneliness can contribute to fragmented sleep.
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71. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg fell asleep at the State of the Union Address because she had a little too much wine beforehand.
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72. You burn more calories sleeping than you do watching TV
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73. 'False Awakening' is when you're dreaming that you've woken up, but you are actually still in deep sleep.
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74. The blue-crowned hanging parrot sleeps upside down.
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75. An endurance athlete, Dean Karnazes, ran 350 miles (560 km) in 80 hours and 44 minutes without sleep in 2005.
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76. The 'pins and needles' tingling sensation that happens when your foot falls asleep is called paresthesia.
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77. When an ant gets too drunk, his fellow comrade will carry him back to the nest to sleep off the alcohol.
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78. The average person falls asleep in 7 minutes.
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79. Beauty sleep is real - scientists found that faces of well-rested people look younger and are more attractive than sleep-deprived people.
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80. Losing 30 minutes of sleep each day could mess with metabolic function, causing obesity.
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81. Two people who sleep in the same bed are exposed to more radiation over the course of a year than someone who sleeps alone.
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82. People who only get about 6 to 7 hours of sleep a night have a longer life expectancy than those who sleep for 8 or more hours a night.
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83. Cell phone radiation causes insomnia. Using your phone before bed can prevent you from getting sleep.
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84. I have no motivation to do anything anymore. I wish I could just stay in bed and sleep for like two months..
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85. Sleeping an extra two hours can help your body burn an extra 100 calories.
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86. For kids, a loss of one hour of sleep is equivalent to the loss of two years of cognitive maturation and development, according to research.
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87. Studies show that people who are lonely and/or depressed are more likely to sleep with multiple pillows.
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88. It is more healthy to sleep in the nude than with clothes on.
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89. Your body is the weakest during 3-4am. This is the time most people die in their sleep.
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90. The less sleep you get, the more dreams you have when you DO sleep.
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91. An owl has three eyelids: one for blinking, one for sleeping and one for keeping the eye clean and healthy.
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92. About 2% of the population are considered 'sleepless elite' which means they are night owls and early birds simultaneously.
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93. The average human will spend one-third of their life sleeping.
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94. u know what part i love about waking up? none of it. let me sleep
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95. Cuddling before going to bed is almost 10 times more effective than any sleeping pills.
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96. Sleeping is the best natural cure to forget about problems, pain, stress, and everything for a while.
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97. People who sleep less tend to crave junk food - People who oversleep tend to crave more sleep.
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98. Lack of sleep makes it difficult to control emotions which is why people are more likely to cry or laugh uncontrollably at night.
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99. Sleep deprived people perform as badly and sometimes even worse than those who are drunk.
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100. Sleeping in the fetal position provides the body with optimum blood circulation for a healthy sleeping session
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101. When depressed, women are more likely to feel guilty, sleep too much, overeat, gain weight and neglect their appearance.
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102. Bulldogs are prone to sleep apnea.
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103. Sleep is often used to temporarily help distract the mind from a stressful life. Sleep enhances emotional strength.
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104. I no longer have the energy to do all nighters like I used to. Now I need 8 hours of sleep and two naps to feel okay
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105. Sleeping on the job is acceptable in Japan. It is viewed as exhaustion from working hard.
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106. People who sleep less tend to crave junk food
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107. People who oversleep tend to crave more sleep
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108. Experts agree that non-work-related reading is the last thing most successful people do before going to sleep.
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109. Having trouble sleeping? Blink fast for a minute. Tired eyes help you fall asleep.
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110. Loneliness causes people to take longer baths/showers, sleep longer and over think more.
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111. Cats spend 75% of their lives sleeping.
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112. 10 days without sleep can result in death.
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113. Listening to at least 15 minutes of music before going to bed will help you sleep better & make waking up in the morning easier.
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114. Sleeping next to someone you love not only reduces depression, but it helps you live longer, and makes you fall asleep faster
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115. People who sleep for less than six hours each night are 12 percent more likely to die prematurely.
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116. The Power Puff Girls were originally based off of the three good fairies from Sleeping Beauty.
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117. Sleeping Beauty Syndrome is a rare sickness that causes people to sleep for up to 10 days at a time.
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118. Studies show sleep-deprived people look less attractive.
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119. The more complex the song, the greater the composer's chances of getting a woman to sleep with him.
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120. Sleeping less causes you to lie more.
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121. Those who multitask while performing brain-intensive tasks demonstrate IQ drops similar to people who are sleep-deprived or smoke marijuana.
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122. Ants don't sleep.
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123. Cats sleep for over 66% of their lives
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124. A sleeping human brain can still understand the words being spoken around it.
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125. Missing someone makes it harder to fall asleep at night.
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126. People who sleep eight hours a day may die younger than people who sleep six or seven hours per day.
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127. Normally, elephants only sleep for 2 to 3 hours each day.
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128. The more you care, the more you OVER think. The more you think, the harder it is to fall asleep.
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129. Before sleeping, most people will imagine stuff they want to happen
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130. Lack of sleep is associated with excessive worrying.
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131. That sudden jerk you sometimes experience when you 'slip' in a dream while half asleep is called a 'Hypnic Jerk.'
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132. "I sleep to forget the world."
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133. The average person in Coventry sleeps for 6 hours and 5 minutes a night.
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134. Your body is actually designed to get 4 hours of sleep twice per day instead of 8 hours once. Naps are healthy!
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135. Fasting for 16 hours will reset your body's natural sleep/wake cycle and is considered an effective way to overcome jetlag.
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136. People who sleep in the fetal position tend to worry and be anxious.
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137. Exploding head syndrome is a sleep disorder in which subjects experience loud bangs in their head similar to bombs exploding.
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138. Your body is actually designed to get 4 hours of sleep twice per day instead of 8 hours once.
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139. Unhappy people require more sleep than those who are satisfied with their lives.
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140. Over thinking can cause symptoms of anxiety and insomnia, making it impossible to fall asleep at night.
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141. People who sleeps late have more mental stamina and can usually outperform early risers.
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142. Hypnagogia is the state in between being awake and asleep.
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143. SCIENCE DOESNT SLEEP HOMEBOY
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144. Over the course of 3-5 years, lack of sleep can shrink your brain.
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145. It takes about 7 minutes for the average person to fall asleep.
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146. There is a disease where you eventually stop sleeping, and then die. There is no cure.
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147. Teenagers are hardwired to fall asleep later at night and wake up later in the morning.
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148. Sleeping next to someone you love not only reduces depression, but it helps you live longer, and makes you fall asleep faster.
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149. The "pins and needles" tingling sensation that happens when your foot falls asleep is called paresthesia.
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150. A condition called 'False Awakening' occurs when you're dreaming that you've woken up, but still are in deep sleep.
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151. The Hamadryas baboons sleep in groups, with some groups as big as 750 baboons!
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152. If you fall asleep within 5 minutes of lying down, you are likely to be suffering from severe sleep deprivation.
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153. Sleeping without a bra improves quality of sleep by over 95% and is an effective way of treating insomnia.
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154. William Morton, the father of anaesthesia, first experimented on himself but kept falling asleep before he could describe the results.
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155. Not getting enough sleep and being hungry are the two biggest reasons for being angry
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156. Listening to your favorite song before bed can help you sleep better, wake up easier and enhance your mood for the upcoming day.
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157. Working out before bed makes your muscles burn more calories as you sleep
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158. Sleeping at least 7 hours per night prevents heart disease.
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159. Lack of sleep makes it harder for people to exercise self-control.
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160. The hormone that makes you grow is only produced when you sleep.
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161. A study found that the more money you make, the more sleep you tend to get.
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162. There was a study done that showed that mobile phone use before bed adversely affects your sleep.
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163. Psychological Fact - The person you know whom secretly thinks of you before going to sleep is more likely to appear in your dreams.
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164. It is possible for people to fall asleep with their eyes open and be entirely unaware of it.
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165. Lack of sleep causes the brain to remember events incorrectly.
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166. Avoiding use of cell phone and or internet 20 minutes before going to bed can help you fall asleep easier.
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167. If you sleep on your right side you will fall asleep faster than sleeping on your left side.
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168. People who sleeps late have more mental stamina and can outperform early risers!
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169. Having someone constantly interrupt your sleep can provoke a shock to the mind in which can cause brain damage.
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170. Foxes are solitary animals, they like to hunt and sleep alone.
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171. Adults need 7-9 hours of sleep per day.
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172. Curious people have a more difficult time falling asleep at night.
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173. Couples that sleep together are healthier.
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174. Listening to at least 15 minutes of music before going to bed will help you sleep better
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175. People with higher intelligence have a harder time falling asleep at night due to increased brain activity.
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176. People who sleep on their left side have significantly more nightmares than people who sleep on their right side.
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177. Only 6 percent of kids in the 10th grade and only 3 percent in the 12th grade get the recommended amount of sleep.
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178. People who get less that 6.9 hours of sleep often have higher blood pressure, eat more, and have slower reaction times.

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