Interesting facts about sleep

Interesting facts about sleep
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Most of what we know about sleep has only been discovered in the past 25 years and scientists are still researching this enigmatic aspect of our life. New fascinating facts are being discovered every year, however, there is still much more digging to do. So, let`s dive into the sleeping facts that are already proved. Have you given any thought to how little we really know about sleep? Its common knowledge that sleep is undeniably crucial for our health and well-being. Most of what we know about sleep has only been discovered in the past 25 years and scientists are still researching this enigmatic aspect of our life. New fascinating facts are being discovered every year, however, there is still much more digging to do. So, let`s dive into the sleeping facts that are already proved.

 • 12% of people dream entirely in black and white.
What`s more, older people tend to have monochrome dreams more often than younger people.

• High earners get the best nights’ sleep.
A report by The Sleep Council found that people who earned between £65-£75,000 had the best quality of sleep.

• Up to 15% of the population are sleepwalkers.
This is according to the National Sleep Foundation. Sleepwalking is also most likely to affect children between the ages of three and seven.

• Deaf people sometimes use sign language in their sleep.
There were many cases of people having reported their deaf relatives or friends using sign language in their sleep.

• Humans spend 1/3 of their life sleeping.
This obviously differs depending on the age of the human, but on average it’s around a third, which is quite a lot when you think about it.

• The record for the longest period without sleep is 11 days.
This was set by a Californian student named Randy Gardner in 1964. Any attempts to break this record are definitely not recommended and can be deadly.

• Within 5 minutes of waking, 50% of dreams are forgotten.
And after 10 minutes, 90% of recollection is gone. Some people even try to keep a ‘dream diary’ in order to record their dreams.

 

In fact, exercise is considered to be one of sleep`s best friends since it sets a person`s biological clock into the right wake-sleep pattern and produces serotonin, a neurochemical that encourages sleep. So, if you want to have a good sleep, exercise in our new trainers from the spring-summer collection on a regular basis.

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