Sleep is just as important as diet and exercise.
According to the International Classifications of Sleep Disorders, shift workers are at increased risk for a variety of chronic illnesses such as cardiovascular and gastrointestinal diseases.
You don’t need eight house continuous sleep a night, in fact our ancestors used to wake up in the middle of the night for a few hours every night.
There is a part of the brain that regulates your body clock with the help of light.
The record for the longest period without sleep is 11 days.
Blind People often have trouble with sleep because daylight is so important in controlling our natural body clock (circadian rhythm).
We naturally feel tired at two different times of the day: about 2:00 AM and 2:00 PM. It is this natural dip in alertness that is primarily responsible for the post-lunch dip.
When infants are put to bed drowsy but not asleep, they are more likely to become "self- soothers," which enables them to fall asleep independently at bedtime and put themselves back to sleep during the night.
Not getting enough sleep in your formative years can lead to increased risk of dementia later in life.
Snoring is the primary cause of sleep disruption in Adults.
One of the primary causes of excessive sleepiness among Americans is self-imposed sleep deprivation.
People who don’t get enough sleep are more likely to have bigger appetites due to the fact that their leptin levels (leptin is an appetite-regulating hormone) fall, promoting appetite increase.