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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When you sleep in unfamiliar surroundings, only half your brain is getting a good night’s rest while the other half stands guard.
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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 “hDEC2.” This gene allows their body to get the rest it requires from just a few hours of sleep.
More than two-thirds of teenagers in the U.S. are sleep-deprived. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention urged that schools should not open before 8:30 a.m.
A Duke University research revealed that men tolerate sleep deprivation better than women. When women don’t get enough sleep, they suffer mentally and physically. They are at high risk of developing heart disease, depression, or blood clots, while men suffer fewer consequences.
Heavy sleepers have more brain activity going on while they sleep – the activity drowns out the noises that would wake up most people.
A “lychnobite” is someone who sleeps all day and works at night.