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World Sleep Day 2023: Interesting facts about sleeping you probably didn't know about

Published on Mar 17, 2023 12:18 PM IST
  • The aim of World Sleep Day is to raise awareness of the importance of sleep and the impact that sleep problems can have on physical, mental, and emotional health.
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We spend about a third of our lives sleeping: On average, humans spend about 8 hours a day sleeping, which means we spend roughly one-third of our lives sleeping. (Freepik) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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We spend about a third of our lives sleeping: On average, humans spend about 8 hours a day sleeping, which means we spend roughly one-third of our lives sleeping. (Freepik)

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We dream every night: It's common to think that we only dream when we have a particularly vivid dream, but in reality, we dream every night. However, we may not always remember our dreams. (Unsplash) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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We dream every night: It's common to think that we only dream when we have a particularly vivid dream, but in reality, we dream every night. However, we may not always remember our dreams. (Unsplash)

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Sleep deprivation can have serious consequences: Chronic sleep deprivation has been linked to a variety of health problems, including obesity, diabetes, heart disease, and depression. (Unsplash) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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Sleep deprivation can have serious consequences: Chronic sleep deprivation has been linked to a variety of health problems, including obesity, diabetes, heart disease, and depression. (Unsplash)

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Our bodies have a natural sleep-wake cycle: Our bodies have an internal clock called the circadian rhythm, which helps regulate our sleep-wake cycle. This cycle is affected by factors such as light exposure, physical activity, and eating habits. (File Photo (Shutterstock)) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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Our bodies have a natural sleep-wake cycle: Our bodies have an internal clock called the circadian rhythm, which helps regulate our sleep-wake cycle. This cycle is affected by factors such as light exposure, physical activity, and eating habits. (File Photo (Shutterstock))

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Blue light can interfere with sleep: Blue light from electronic devices such as smartphones and laptops can interfere with our ability to fall asleep by suppressing the production of the sleep hormone melatonin. (Pexels) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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Blue light can interfere with sleep: Blue light from electronic devices such as smartphones and laptops can interfere with our ability to fall asleep by suppressing the production of the sleep hormone melatonin. (Pexels)

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The longest recorded time without sleep is 11 days: While it's not recommended, some people have gone for long periods without sleep. The current world record for the longest period without sleep is 11 days. (Pixabay) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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The longest recorded time without sleep is 11 days: While it's not recommended, some people have gone for long periods without sleep. The current world record for the longest period without sleep is 11 days. (Pixabay)

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Snoring can be a sign of sleep apnea: Snoring can be harmless, but it can also be a sign of a serious sleep disorder called sleep apnea. Sleep apnea is characterized by pauses in breathing during sleep, which can lead to fatigue, high blood pressure, and other health problems. (File Photo (Shutterstock)) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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Snoring can be a sign of sleep apnea: Snoring can be harmless, but it can also be a sign of a serious sleep disorder called sleep apnea. Sleep apnea is characterized by pauses in breathing during sleep, which can lead to fatigue, high blood pressure, and other health problems. (File Photo (Shutterstock))

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Different people have different sleep needs: While most adults need around 7-9 hours of sleep per night, some people may need more or less sleep depending on their individual needs. (File Photo (Shutterstock)) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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Different people have different sleep needs: While most adults need around 7-9 hours of sleep per night, some people may need more or less sleep depending on their individual needs. (File Photo (Shutterstock))

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Sleeping on your stomach can cause neck and back pain: While sleeping on your stomach may feel comfortable, it can put strain on your neck and spine, which can lead to pain and discomfort. (Unsplash) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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Sleeping on your stomach can cause neck and back pain: While sleeping on your stomach may feel comfortable, it can put strain on your neck and spine, which can lead to pain and discomfort. (Unsplash)

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Naps can improve productivity and alertness: Taking a short nap during the day can improve productivity and alertness, especially if you're feeling tired or sleepy. A nap of 20-30 minutes can be especially effective.(Freepik) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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Naps can improve productivity and alertness: Taking a short nap during the day can improve productivity and alertness, especially if you're feeling tired or sleepy. A nap of 20-30 minutes can be especially effective.(Freepik)

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