When we were young we didn’t want to fall asleep, but as we get older, it’s seemingly all we want to do. Nothing better than a blissful nap in a fluffy, soft and cozy bed! But don’t go asleep just yet! Check out some cool facts first, then feel free to doze off!
1. Beds were once considered extremely valuable items. In later medieval times, they were often placed in areas where guests could admire them or passersby could glimpse them through windows.
2. The pillow we all cherish and adore, was once considered a threat to masculinity.
3. There used to be a sleeping habit during the middle ages where people would clamber into bed at 9:00 PM and sleep until midnight. It was believed be a unique interlude during which the brain could enhance its fertility during “the witching hour” and enjoy a brief spell of energy before returning to sleep until daybreak.
4. A Japanese device which is currently in progress can visualize your dreams with up to 50% accuracy!
5. Adults who don’t get enough sleep tend to act sluggish, but sleep-deprived children may be hyperactive.
6. Humans spend about a third of their lives asleep.
7. Three in five adults fail to get enough sleep.
8 Most dreams involve normal situations with familiar people; bizarre, fantastic or intense dreams are rare.
9. A change in the body clock keeps most teens from feeling sleepy until 11 p.m. or later.
10. Mild snoring is nearly universal, almost everyone is likely to snore at one time or another.
11. More than half of adults report having nightmares frequently.
12. The first CPAP machines for the disorder sleep apnea were made from vacuum cleaners.
13. People can take cat naps with their eyes open without even knowing it.
14. Drinking caffeine during the day can affect how you sleep at night.
15. Sleepwalking tends to be a fairly normal part of a child’s early sleep patterns.
16. No one knows how other species dream but some do have sleep cycles similar to humans.
17. Elephants can sleep while standing or while lying on the ground.
18. Children tend to fall asleep faster and sleep longer when they go to bed before 9 p.m.
19. You can have four to seven dreams in one night.
20. Sleep deprivation results in death. The body can only last the maximum amount of 11 days without sleep.