11 Things You Didn’t Know About Sleep


| 2/26/2015 11:23:00 AM


Tags: Things You Didn’t Know About, Sleep, Sleep Deprivation, Fun Facts, Research, Study, Gina DeBacker,

Many of us find restful sleep elusive, but we know that getting enough of it is crucial to our health. With that being said, there are a number of things we don’t know about sleep. Read on to discover 11 things you likely didn’t know about sleep.

Things You Didnt Know About Sleep 

Fun Facts About Sleep

1. Man is the only mammal that willingly delays sleep. (Source: National Sleep Foundation)

2. Most of us need seven to eight hours of sleep each night for optimal daytime functioning, but at least 50 percent of Americans struggle with sleep problems. (Source: How to Sleep Naturally)

3. Fatigue can lead to depression, irritability, headaches, concentration problems, gastrointestinal symptoms, increased susceptibility to colds and infections, increased mistakes at work, and an increased risk of car accidents. (Source: How to Sleep Naturally)

4. The human body operates best when it’s in sync with natural cycles, but excess lighting from large urban areas has thrown off our biological clock and its connection with the rising and falling of the sun. (Source: U.S. National Library of Medicine)




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