Thursday, December 9, 2010

Things You Didn't Know About Sleep

1. What goes on when you sleep :
     Your brain recharges --> Your cells repair themselves --> Your body releases important hormones

2. You need different amounts of sleep depending on your age :
     Babies --> 16 hours
     3~12 --> 10 hours
     13~18 --> 10 hours
     19~55 --> 8 hours
     Over 65 --> 6 hours

3. Men have dreams about other men 70% of the time. But women dream about women and men equally.

4. We can only dream about faces we have already seen, whether we actively remember them or not.

5. Parasomnia is a type of sleep disorder that makes you do unnatural movements, despite being sleep.
    Crimes committed on parasomnia include :
            Sleep driving, Writing bad checks, Murder, Child molesting, Rape.

6. 12% of people dream only in black and white. This number use to be higher but since the advent of color television, more people dream in color than before.

7. Dreaming is normal. People who do not dream generally have personality disorders.

8. Sleep positions may determine your personality. The most common positions :
    a. Fetal (41%) - People are gruff initially, but have warm and open hearts.
    b. Log (15%) - Social butterflies.
    c. The Yearner (13%) - Perceived as open, but truly suspicious.
    d. Soldier (8%) - Reserved.
    e. Freefall (7%) - Fun and fantastic at parties.
    f. Starfish (5%) - Excellent listeners.

9. 1 in 4 married couples sleep in separate beds.

10. British soldiers were the first to develop a method in staying up 36 hours without sleep. When fatigued, they put on special visors that emulated the brightness of a sunrise and it woke them up.

11. Longest sleeping mammals :
           22 hours a day - Koalas
           19.9 hours a day - Brown bat
           18 hours a day - Pangolins

      Shortest sleeping mammals :
           1.9 hours a day (in 5~10 minute sessions) - Giraffes
           3.09 hours a day - Roe deer
           3.1 hours a day - Asiantic elephant

12. When dolphins sleep, only half of their brain shuts down. The other half stays awake to help with breathing cycles.

13. You'll die from sleep deprivation before food deprevation. It takes 2 weeks to starve, but 10 days without sleep can kill you.

14. Blind people can still see images in dreams. Those born blind experience dreams involving emotion, sound, smell, and touch instead of sight.

15. Within 5 minutes of waking up, 50% of your dream is forgotten. Within 10 minutes, 90% is gone.

16. 1 out of 50 teenagers still wet their beds.


Mr Lonely said...

haha.. nice information..
omg, i seldom sleep ler.. aiks..
btw, >>> 1 out of 50 teenagers still wet their beds, i am 20, do i consider as teenagers too?? XD

QIN said...

Haha so sleep more lar, so late lagi you sleep.
20 ar? Still consider I think. Hehe not 100% sure.
Oh your main point is not whether you are teenager or not, it should be you still wet your bed! Caught you xD

Jilliancat said...

wooo, nice post yeah. :D Love it! so which sleeping position is yours?

Mr Lonely said...

no la.. lol... but i admit last time 12-13 age got la.. XD

QIN said...

Jillian : Me ar, haha A ;P You?

Mr.RL : Aiya it's a normal thing around that age lol.

Mr Lonely said...

hey, you stay in Melaka de a??? hmm...

QIN said...

Now only you know? Hmm seems like you don't really read what I wrote huh? xD Hahh jkjk. Yea I am Malacca ;)

Mr Lonely said...

No la... I know but purposely want to ask again because scare duno how to open topic.. XD... Just want continue next question by asking u know what is the most famous place to eat beside visiting the portugese well that u mentioned last post..

QIN said...

I'm Malaccan*
Oh jz ask lar, ntg to shy & hak hei wif me xD
Err famous place I duno lar bcz I'm nt the type who go hunting for delicious foods. C lor wat u wan to eat 1st.
Seafood @ Portuguese Settlement (Heard tat quite nice bt i nvr try b4)
Mille Crepe cake (千层蛋糕) @ Nadeje
Putu piring @ Tengkera
Chicken rice (鸡饭粒) @ Jonker
Ah currently no idea 没头绪 >< U hunt at Jonker & Mahkota Parade those areas lar, many foooooods to eat ;D Haha. Later u feel "money pain" again lol.

Mr Lonely said...

LOL !!! *Money Pain*... haiz... duno when got come Melaka le.. u take me go la... =P

QIN said...

How to take you go lol? I dun even noe the route to outstation xD