7 Fun Facts About Sleep

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We spend about one-third of our life asleep. We'd like to share you some fantastic facts about sleep.


1
Research shows you'll sleep better during a new moon and worse during a full moon, although the reasons are unclear.

2
It is possible for people to take catnaps with their eyes open and be entirely unaware of it.

3
If you can fall asleep within less than five minutes of lying down, you may be suffering from sleep deprivation.

4
Before Thomas Edison invented the light bulb, people slept approximately 10 hours a night. Today, Americans sleep about 6.9 hours a night during weeknights and 7.5 hours each night on weekends.

5
Narcoleptics can experience sudden "sleep attacks" that occur at any moment. This disease is believed to affect 293,000 people in the U.S.

6
We are the only mammal that willingly delay sleep.

7
Scientists still don't know - and probably never will - if animals dream during REM sleep, as humans do.

8
You're less likely to have a traffic accident when daylight savings time ends. Statistics show that the extra hour of sleep reduces accidents.

9
Sleeping on the job is less of a problem in Japan. Companies may accept it as a sign of exhaustion from overwork.

10
Today, 75 percent of us dream in color. Before color TV, just 15 of us did.