Interesting Facts About Our Sleep

It is possible to talk for hours about why we like sleeping and what is a good sleep like. Below, there are a number of interesting facts and information about our sleep.

  • sonStatistics says that the Spaniards usually sleep 40 minutes less than other European nations do, and the French sleep the longer: up to 9 hours a day.
  • An average person spends up to 26 years of his/her life sleeping.
  • The older we become, the less time we need for restful sleeping.
  • All people without exception see dreams while they sleep. Some people just can not remember their dreams sometimes.
  • Not every person can see colorful dreams. The experts say that only 80% of people can see colorful dreams, and the rest 20% see the dreams in black and white.
  • Blind people also can see dreams.
  • Dreams can sometimes help to foresee coming diseases. For example, if a person sees in his/her dream that his/her throat is damaged or injured, it can be understood as a sign of a coming flu or cold.
  • While we snore we do not see dreams.
  • 20% of traffic accidents happen due to sleep deprivation or related problems.
  • There is a type of phobia called somniphobia, when people are afraid of falling asleep.
  • According to a recent study, those who sleep 6-7 hours a day have lower risks of premature death than those who sleep more than 8 hours a day.
  • According to the Guinness World Record book, the longest period without sleep was 18 days, 21 hours and 40 minutes.
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