Ants sleep by taking about 250 one minute naps throughout their day. It totals just under 5 hours of sleep. This allows for 80% of their colony to be awake, working and prepared at any given moment. kingstownelawn.com/blog/d…
Sleep deprivation impairs the suppression of unwanted thoughts journals.sagepub.com/doi/…
Daylight Savings Time has been shown to increase the rate of heart attacks (AMI’s) by 24% the morning of the time change. Scientists think this is due to the change in our sleep cycle. Conversely, when the time switches back, the study showed a 21% decrease in AMI’s that day. openheart.bmj.com/content…
If you totally sleep-deprive a white-crowned sparrow in the laboratory during the migratory period of the year, it suffers virtually no ill effects whatsoever. The US government continues to have a vested interest in this sparrow: their hope for developing a 24-hour soldier. ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/arti…
44% of adults have held on to their childhood teddies and dolls, and as many as 34% of adults still sleep with a soft toy every night theguardian.com/global/20…
When Eli Wallach, who played "The Ugly" in "The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly," arrived in Madrid to shoot the movie, all hotels were full. He ended up having to sleep in the same bed as Clint Eastwood and later often bragged that he was the only man who ever slept with Clint Eastwood. listerious.com/facts-abou…
Persian King Agha Mohammad Khan ordered the execution of two servants for being too loud. Since it was a holy day, he postponed their execution by a day and made the servants return to their duties. They murdered the king in his sleep that night. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Agh…
Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin spent not 1, not 5, but 21 hours, 36 minutes on the moon's surface, after a rest period that included seven hours of sleep. nasa.gov/mission_pages/ap…
Koalas sleep 18-22 hours a day due to the daily strain on their system to digest toxic Eucalyptus nationalgeographic.com/an…
That fully aquatic mammals, never fully go to sleep. instead it shuts down only half of its brain at a time, along with the opposite eye. The other half of the brain stays awake at a low level of alertness. So that they may continue to swim to surface to breath animals.howstuffworks.com…
In Cendrillon, the original story of Cinderella, her real name was Lucette. The stepsisters gave her the nickname Cindarella because she always had to clean the chimney and was forced to sleep in the cinders by the fireplace, leaving her dirty. wikipedia.org/wiki/Cendri…
Marilyn Monroe was once roommate with actress Shelley Winters, and they made a list of men they wanted to sleep with. "There was no one under 50 on hers," Winters later said. "I never got to ask her before she died how much of her list she had achieved, but on her list was Albert Ein-stein" mentalfloss.com/article/1…
On nights before a full moon, people go to bed later and sleep less advances.sciencemag.org/c…
Jamie McDonald ran 524 treadmill miles in a week. He had less than 3 hours of sleep a night, covering 3 marathons a day, a total of 20 marathons. A few weeks earlier he'd run 5,500 miles across America over a period of a year. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jam…
When we are sleep deprived, our blood pressure is at raised levels for longer, our blood vessels don’t get a chance to rejuvenate, and raised levels of inflammation-causing proteins may also cause extra strain on the heart. optimumsleep.com/importan…
Babies dream for about half of the time they sleep, while the elderly dream less than a fifth. time.com/5925206/why-do-w…
People who are in love report at least one hour less of sleep per night than their romantically unattached peers. This lack of sleep is attributed to the hypomanic-like condition our brain enters when we are in love. theglobeandmail.com/life/…
Emperor Wu of Jin had so many women he could choose to sleep with, that he didn't know who to choose. So, he rode a small cart pulled by a goat and he would sleep with whichever woman managed to stop the goat. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emp…
In Babylonian mythology, Enli ,god of Storms and winds, flooded the world because humans were making too much noise and disturbing his sleep. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Enl…
Parrotfish sleep in a bag of their own mucus for protection. discovermagazine.com/plan…
After finding that 66% of teens have chronic sleep deprivation, the CDC has started recommending later start times for schools theatlantic.com/education…
Sexsomnia is a sleep disorder where people experience sleep-related sexual behavior. These behaviors range from masturbation to sexual intercourse. People with this disorder engage in sexual behaviors while asleep, often with other people. healthline.com/health/sle…
Charles Guiteau, who assassinated President Garfield, probably suffered from neurosyphillis, perhaps caught from a prostitute. He spent several years at a free love commune but could not get any of the women there to sleep with him, even earning the nickname "Charles Git-out" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cha…
Humans spend less time sleeping than any other primate. However, humans also sleep deeper than other primates. Because we sleep on the ground (no risk of falling from tree) and are well-defended from predators, we can afford to get deeper, higher-quality sleepβ€”so we don't need to sleep as long. bbc.com/earth/story/20160…
President Theodore Roosevelt was such a loud snorer that during his hospital stays he had a whole floor to himself so the other patients could sleep restonic.com/blog/preside…
: In Victorian UK drunks would literally hang over a rope to sleep for 2-cents/pence historic-uk.com/CultureUK…
Today I learned of Marco Pantani. Considered one of the best cyclists of all time, his resting heart rate was 34bpm, and could drop to even more dangerous levels in sleep. So dangerous he would need to wake up at night and cycle just to raise his heart rate to a safe level. youtu.be/hT8GZlBBv5k
A part of why our faces are asymmetrical is due to our sleeping patterns. Those who sleep on their side or stomach are more likely to have an asymmetrical face. pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/2…
Fish don't sleep but most fish do rest by reducing their activity and metabolism while remaining alert to danger. oceanservice.noaa.gov/fac…
Swifts sleep while flying, by going to great heights and sleeping on the wing commonswift.org/swift_eng…
For the film 'Ray' (2004), Jamie Foxx had to wear eye prosthetics that would make him go blind for up to 12 hours a day. It barely left him any time to sleep because he would practice piano after shooting with the blindfold on. He went on to win the Oscar for best actor for his performance. sfgate.com/entertainment/…
Worker ants take up to 250 naps everyday, with each nap lasting just over a minute. This equates to 4 hours and 48 minutes of sleep per day. news.bbc.co.uk/earth/hi/e…
Poland and Bayern MΓΌnchen football star Robert Lewandowski only sleeps on his left side, to preserve his stronger right leg; and always eats desserts first, because sweet foods digest quicker, so by metabolising them first, he avoids mixing them in his stomach with protein and carbohydrates theguardian.com/football/…
After the success of Snow White, Walt Disney bought his parents a new home in Burbank. His mother frequently complained about the furnace, so Disney studio workers were sent to fix the broken furnace and failed resulting in Flora Call Disney dying in her sleep due to asphyxiation in 1938. disneydreamer.com/walt-di…
Hugh Hefner wanted to save his virginity for his first wife, Mildred. A few days before their wedding, she slept with him and revealed that she cheated on him. Mildred gave him permission to sleep with other women due to this. independent.co.uk/life-st…
In males, 80% to 95% of REM sleep is normally accompanied by partial to full penile erection. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sle…
Whales sleep vertically / standing up nationalgeographic.com/ph…
Today I learned of hangover ropes. The poorest people in Victorian England could pay pennies per night to sleep hung over a rope stretched across dormitories. historic-uk.com/CultureUK…
The average person spends about 26 years sleeping in their life which equates to 9,490 days or 227,760 hours. Surprisingly, we also spend 7 years trying to get to sleep. That's 33 years or 12,045 days spent in bed! dreams.co.uk/sleep-matter…
The popular sleep-aid Ambien has been shown to make paralyzed and brain-damaged people, who have been well past the point of recovery, spontaneously move and talk again because it can reconstruct neurons and make new connections in the brain. nytimes.com/2011/12/04/ma…
'Catastrophizing'. A cognitive distortion that prompts people to jump to the worst possible conclusion after a minor setback. When a situation is upsetting but safe, they still feel like they are in the midst of a huge crisis. Getting enough sleep can also help keep 'catastrophizing' in check. youtu.be/b4pP6HyXRMI
Today I learned of Randy Gardner, a 17 year-old high school student from San Diego who set the record for the longest time a human has gone without sleep (11 days, 25 min). Gardner's experimental analysis found paranoia, hallucinations, loss of concentration, and being unable to count backwards from 100. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ran…
Today I learned about Carlos Hathcock, the white feather, A sniper for the marines. In one particularly dangerous mission, he crawled over 1,500 meters over 4 days and 3 nights with no sleep to assassinate a NVA general. Multiple times during his crawl he was only a few feet away from patrolling enemy soldiers blogs.va.gov/VAntage/7358…
Orthosomnia is a disorder in which you are so obsessed with getting the correct amount of sleep that you can't sleep. wiktionary.org/wiki/ortho…
How extreme isolation warps the mind ["in darkness most people eventually adjust to a 48-hour cycle: 36 hours of activity followed by 12 hours of sleep. The reasons are still unclear."] bbc.com/future/story/2014…
There is a very rare genetic disease that can trigger at any moment causing the victim to never be able to sleep again. youtu.be/4Zaz67IcLDY
Falling asleep during summer or in hot environments is harder because our body temperature lowers 1 to 2 degrees when we sleep. An optimal room temperature for falling asleep is around 18.3Β°C or 65Β°F. healthline.com/health/sle…
Grey Squirrels do not hibernate, their bodies are incapable of storing enough fat to do so, they do sleep a lot though, giving rise to the belief they go into Winter hibernation until the spring. wildlifeworld.co.uk/squir…
In return for safe passage, Prosymnus was promised he could sleep with Dionysus when he returned. When Dionysus returned he found Prosymnus had died. Dionysus carved a dildo out of a fig tree and ritually honoured his oath while on Prosymnus’ tomb en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pro…
Sleep difficulties and sleep disorders are the most common comorbidities reported in individuals with ADHD, affecting approximately 73% of children and adolescents with the condition and up to 80% of adults with ADHD. psychiatrictimes.com/view…

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