Did You Know

Fun facts about sleep:

  • People can take cat naps with their eyes open without even knowing it.
  • Adults who don’t get enough sleep tend to act sluggish, but sleep-deprived children may be hyperactive.
  • Humans spend about a third of their lives asleep.
  • One in five adults fail to get enough sleep.
  • Most dreams involve normal situations with familiar people; bizarre, fantastic or intense dreams are rare.
  • A change in the body clock keeps most teens from feeling sleepy until 11 p.m. or later.
  • Mild snoring is nearly universal - almost everyone is likely to snore at one time or another.
  • More than half of adults report having nightmares occasionally.
  • The first CPAP machines for the disorder sleep apnea were made from vacuum cleaners.
  • Drinking caffeine during the day can affect how you sleep at night.
  • Sleepwalking tends to be a fairly normal part of a child’s early sleep patterns.
  • No one knows if other species dream but some do have sleep cycles similar to humans.
  • Elephants can sleep while standing or while lying on the ground.
  • Children tend to fall asleep faster and sleep longer when they go to bed before 9 p.m.