Monday, December 04, 2006

40 Facts About Sleep

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- Humans sleep on average around three hours less than other primates like chimps, rhesus monkeys, squirrel monkeys and baboons, all of whom sleep for 10 hours.

- Scientists have not been able to explain a 1998 study showing a bright light shone on the backs of human knees can reset the brain's sleep-wake clock.

-Anything less than five minutes to fall asleep at night means you're sleep deprived. The ideal is between 10 and 15 minutes, meaning you're still tired enough to sleep deeply, but not so exhausted you feel sleepy by day.

- Elephants sleep standing up during non-REM sleep, but lie down for REM sleep.

They forgot to add "sleep, that's where I'm a viking!" but don't worry, I wrote a stern letter petitioning for future inclusion..Check out all the facts HERE.

(via Cynical-C)

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