A Dozen Random Sleep Facts You Probably Didn’t Know
A Dozen Random Sleep Facts You Probably Didn’t Know
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A Dozen Random Sleep Facts You Probably Didn’t Know

A Dozen Random Sleep Facts You Probably Didn’t Know

Sleep. It’s a weird, magical, and romantic thing. Here are a  dozen random sleep facts you likely didn’t know.

 

    1. Falling asleep should take around 10-15 mins, any less than 5 minutes means you could be sleep deprived. [separator]
    2. Being awake for more than 16 hours continuously affects your performance as if you had a blood alcohol level of .05.[separator]
    3. Sea otters actually hold hands when they sleep so that they don’t drift apart.[separator]
    4. Dolphins and whales are never completely asleep. Half of their brain is always conscious so they can come up for air.[separator]
    5. The Koala is the mammal that gets the most daily sleeping at 22 hrs a day, while giraffes sleep less than 2 hrs per day, the least among mammals.[separator]
    6. Within five minutes of waking up, you forget 50% of your dream, and within ten minutes, 90%.[separator]
    7. The average person spends nearly 600 hours dreaming each year during REM sleep.[separator]
    8. 12% of people claim to dream completely in black and white. Interestingly enough, this number was higher before the introduction of color TV.[separator]
    9. 1 in 4 married couples sleep in separate beds. Not a bad idea when half of your sleep disturbance is caused by your partner.[separator]
    10. A new parent will lose over 1,000 hours of sleep in the first year of their child’s life.[separator]
    11. 16% of employers in the US provide a napping area for workers. Google has futuristic-looking  nap pods for their workers.[separator]
    12. Pulling an all-nighter can reduce your capacity for studying and remembering new information by 40%.[separator]