Amazing Facts about Sleep

A number of researches and scientific studies were done by various psychologists and research groups to know more about our sleep. Our Sleep not only gives relaxation to our body but also provide time to our brain to do some extra activities that it can't do while the body is awake. We hope that most of these facts are new for you.

Amazing Facts about Sleep


  • An average person should sleep for at least 7 hours.
  • If you are sleeping less then you are gradually decreasing your life span.
  • During sleep our body sleeps but our brain remains awaken and works continuously.
  • A number of repairs in our body are done naturally during our sleep.
  • Our smelling sense stops working during a sound sleep.
  • REM (Rapid Eye Movement) is a phase during our sleep when we dream.
  • During REM our eyes kept moving as if they are watching something in real.
  • Our body becomes paralyzed during REM Sleep.
  • Some people experience this paralysis even after waking up, called Sleep Paralysis. Its some kind of situation between our sleep and awareness.
  • Insomnia is a disease in which there is problem in falling and staying asleep.
  • Insomnia is more common in women compared to men.
  • Lack of sleep reduces heal and restoration of brain cells, thus decreasing life expectancy.
  • Normally a person takes 10 to 20 minutes to fall asleep after lying down on bed.
  • If you sleep within 5 min then you are sleep deprived.
  • More than 8 hours of sleep is an unhealthy habit.
  • If you sleep less then you will feel more hunger which may lead to obesity.
  • If you learn something new before sleep then it increases your memory and effectiveness.
  • New parents don't sleep properly for 6 months during 1st 2 years of baby.
  • A short sleep of 10 to 20 minutes can provide a sense of freshness.
  • Moving arms and legs during sleep is a common thing among kids.
  • Parasomnia is a disease in which a person can walk or drive during sleep.


Here is a fact that i personally don't know to believe or not, but it may be true. Human Beings are the only mammals who can control their sleep. We can postpone our sleep for several hours and can sleep early if we have to wake up early in the morning. Other mammals don't have this capability to alter their sleep to this much level.
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