20 Things You Never Knew About Sleep

1 – Sleep is as important as exercise to the body.

2- 12% of people dream in Black and White.

3- The world record for the longest period on time without sleep is 18 days.

4- Sleeping on your front helps aid digestion.

5- The term Hypnic jerk, refers to the jolt in your body at the point of falling asleep.


6- Deaf people can be known to use sign language in their sleep.

7- Some parts of your brain stay awake whilst the rest sleeps.

8- You will spend a third of your life asleep.

9- The average person can survive 2 weeks without water but only 10 days without sleep.

10- Adult bed bugs can go 1 year without feeding.

11- If you are snoring, you are not dreaming.

12- We sleep less during a full moon.

13- You can’t sneeze and sleep at the same time.

14- 41% of British people, sleep in the foetal position.

15- Falling asleep should take around 15-20 minutes.

16- Humans are the only mammals that put off sleep purposely.

17- People who don’t get enough sleep tend to be hungrier.

18- The average person has 5-6 dreams a night. But we forget 50% of the dreams within the first 5 minutes of waking.

19- Beauty Sleep is a real thing, as sleep regenerates skin cells and promotes healing.

20- Somniphobia is a fear of falling asleep!