Some Interesting Facts About Sleep

Posted on Jun 21, 2016 in Uncategorised | Comments Off on Some Interesting Facts About Sleep



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beddy signedWhile  you are snuggling down ready to nod off, here are a few fascinating facts about sleep you may be interested in. For instance if you are trying to lose weight, make sure you get enough sleep, as lack of sleep can cause you to gain 2lbs in less than a week. You can also burn a higher amount of calories when sleeping than watching TV. [Hmm maybe because of the absence of snacks]

Before there were any alarm clocks, people called ‘Knocker-Ups’ would go around tapping on clients windows with long sticks until they awoke. [Some of us still have to do that job unofficially!]

The longest period without sleep is recorded as 11 days, and at the other end of the scale, snails can sleep for 3 years, making them extremely lazy molluscs. Koalas can sleep up to 20 hours a day, not easy while hanging onto a tree branch.

Apparently falling asleep while at work is tolerated in Japan as it is viewed as exhaustion due to working very hard, don’t think we would get away with that here in the UK. Half of UK pilots surveyed admit they have fallen asleep while flying a passenger plane! [That’s a joke isn’t it? Surely?]

Curiously, sleep experiments have consistently concluded that in complete darkness, most of us will adjust to a pattern of 36 hours awake and 12 hours asleep. Your clever old brain monitors and filters out any noises it deems ok while you sleep, otherwise it will wake you. It is well known that sleep deprivation can affect judgement and slow down reactions, which is why ensuring your bed is comfortable is very important for a good nights sleep. If you buy Kylie Minogue At Home bedding from Angelina’s Curtains and Bedding, you are sure of not only a comfortable nights sleep but you can snooze while wrapped in some of the most beautiful bed linen available.

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