Category: sleep

The reason why you wake up just before your alarm clock goes off…

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…

“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…

“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…

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…

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…

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…

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.

Photo : SWNS /express.co.uk

When you sleep in unfamiliar surroundings, only half your brain…

When you sleep in unfamiliar surroundings, only half your brain is getting a good night’s rest while the other half stands guard.

Photo : Judit Klein / flickr

If you’re having trouble sleeping or getting up in the…

If you’re having trouble sleeping or getting up in the morning, a camping trip could help. Camping can help reset your internal clock by exposing you to more bright light during the day and less at night.

Only 1-3% of people are equipped with a mutated gene called…

Only 1-3% of people are equipped with a mutated gene called “hDEC2.” This gene allows their body to get the rest it requires from just a few hours of sleep.