Nigerian forum: Education - 10 Amazing Facts About Sleep That You Never Thought Were Possible
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31 Mar 2016 09:10

For those who love to sleep and those who do not, this piece
will be telling you a lot about sleep, you probably never ever
thought were possible.
It has been reported that human beings spend 1/3 of their life
sleeping, which makes it a very important activity in the life of
man or woman.
It’s no longer a news that some Nigerians are not getting
enough sleep these days because of their constant pursuit of
luxury and maybe lack of comfort in their homes.
Well, a lot of us love sleep and if it were up to us, we would
stay in bed all day and never work.
Below are information about sleep you probably never ever
thought were possible;

1. 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.

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

3. Parasomnia is a term that refers to unnatural movements
during your sleep. Some people have even committed crime
due to parasomnia, including sleep driving and even murder.

4. Dysania is the state of finding it hard to get out of bed in the
morning. We’ve all no doubt found it tricky getting out of bed
every now and again, but those suffering from Dysania find it
particularly difficult. It is most likely to be a form of Chronic
Fatigue Syndrome.

5. The sensation of falling when half asleep and jerking
yourself awake is called ‘hypnic jerks’. No-one is totally sure
why hypnic jerks occur but they are deemed to be perfectly
healthy. However, they may be increased by anxiety, caffeine
or physical activity close to bedtime. They are more frequent
in young people and decrease as we get older.

6. Within 5 minutes of waking up, 50% of your dream is

7. Pain tolerance is reduced by sleep deprivation. This study
suggests that cutting a person’s sleep in half dramatically
reduces pain threshold although it’s not 100% clear why.

8. Sleep experts say most adults need between seven and nine
hours of sleep each night for optimum performance, health and
safety. When we don’t get adequate sleep, we accumulate a
sleep debt that can be difficult to “pay back” if it becomes too
big. The resulting sleep deprivation has been linked to health
problems such as obesity and high blood pressure, negative
mood and behaviour, decreased productivity, and safety issues
in the home, on the job, and on the road.

9. Sleeping on your front can aid digestion. Hands should
apparently be positioned above the pillow so you’re in a
‘freefall’ position, whilst laying on your left side can apparently
help reduce heartburn.

10. Sleep deprivation will kill you more quickly than food
deprivation. Neither are good for you, obviously, but this article
claims that sleep is actually more important than food in the
short term.

31 Mar 2016 18:36

Wow, this is a beautiful piece of article. This is the sort of article one should be reading once in a while in this site.
Thanks.. keep it up and keep it coming. Five(5) star for you.