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37 Facts You Didn’t Know About Sleep

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Sleep is just one of those things that we always seem to get the least of when we need it the most. It’s what rejuvenates us and prepares us to take on the challenges of a new day. Without it, we’d pretty much be useless…well, dead actually. Every human being needs sleep in order to properly function and maintain a healthy lifestyle, but there’s so much more to it than just being a mere function of recovery:

Did you know that…

 

1.) People experience better sleep during a new moon as opposed to a full moon.

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Credit: Courtesy of deviantart

 

2.) Humans can survive 2 months without eating, but can only last about 11 days without sleep.

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Credit: Courtesy of surviving college

 

3.) We sleep for a total 1/3 of our lives.

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Credit: Courtesy of wikia

 

4.) Dysania is the state of having difficulty waking up and getting out of bed in the morning.

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Credit: Courtesy of ctworkingmoms

 

5.) A bright light shone on the backs of human knees for an extended period of time can reset the sleep/wake cycle.

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Credit: Courtesy of reddit

 

6.) Lack of sleep can cause a 2-pound weight gain in under a week.

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Credit: Courtesy of imgur

 

7.) Cats sleep for 70% of their lives.

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Credit: Courtesy of giphy

 

And here are 30 more facts about sleep:

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Credit: Courtesy of time

 

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