Category: sleep

There’s a sleep disorder called “long sleeping” in which the affected person needs at least 10 to 12 hours of sleep a night. It has been linked to introverted personality types, and it affects only about 2% of the world population.

Bad ventilation in your bedroom at night can result in increased carbon dioxide and is associated with poor sleep, headaches, and a decline in cognitive performance the next day.

Milk taken from cow’s at night make you sleepier that milk taken from the day. According to an animal study in the Journal of Medicinal Food, night milk – literally milk collected from a cow at night – contains high amounts of tryptophan and melatonin, supplements proven to aid sleep and reduce anxiety.

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The reason why you wake up just before your alarm clock goes off is because your body doesn’t like being interrupted. Waking up gradually is a natural part of the sleep cycle. Your body releases hormones to prepare for the stress of waking, and an alarm clock will interrupt that. So if you have a regular schedule, your body learns what time the alarm goes off, and begins the process of waking up earlier.

“Tetris Effect” occurs when you focus so much on something— such as a video game— that you start to see it in real life and during sleep.

“Tetris Effect” occurs when you focus so much on something— such as a video game— that you start to see it in real life and during sleep.

Vitamin D is actually a hormone and can greatly affect your sleep quality and many other bodily functions.

King Charles II used to tease his mistress for sleeping late. It is reported that he offered her “all the land she could ride around before breakfast”. The next morning he found her already sitting for breakfast after encircling an area currently known as Bestwood Park.

Spinner dolphins sleep in pairs, one with the left hemisphere asleep the other with the right. They each keep watch with one eye and half a brain. They are known to keep the same sleep-mate for life.

The only known case of “Chromosome 6 Deletion” where a person does not feel pain, hunger, or the need to sleep (and subsequently no sense of fear) is a 7-year-old girl named Olivia Farnsworth. In 2016, she was hit by a car and dragged 30 meters, yet felt nothing and emerged with minor injuries.

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