-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

- Anything less than five minutes to fall asleep at night 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.

- Some scientists believe we dream to fix experiences in long-term memory, that is, we dream about things worth remembering. Others reckon we dream about things worth forgetting - to eliminate overlapping memories that would otherwise clog up our brains.

- Seventeen hours of sustained wakefulness leads to a decrease in performance equivalent to a blood alcohol-level of 0.05%.

- After five nights of partial sleep deprivation, three drinks will have the same effect on your body as six would when you've slept enough. [good to know!]

- Teenagers need as much sleep as small children (about 10 hrs) while those over 65 need the least of all (about six hours). For the average adult aged 25-55, eight hours is considered optimal.

- Experts say one of the most alluring sleep distractions is the 24-hour accessibility of the internet. [!]

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1 Response to "40 FACTS ABOUT SLEEP YOU PROBABLY DIDN'T KNOW..."

  1. Jungy Says:

    Yes... I would like to blame the internet for not letting me sleep!
    lol... its the games right?

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