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Crazy Sleep Facts You Need to Know

#1 SLEEP DEPRIVATION
Remember waking up a bit late for college exams after a long night of partying? Well, studies show that 18-24 year olds suffer the most from sleep deprivation.

#2 TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS
That extra one of hour sleep when clocks are turned back actually help contribute to reducing the number of accidents.

#3 VICTORIAN LAZINESS
During the Victorian era, people slept for 10 hours a night. Why? Artificial light hadn’t been invented around the time.

#4 MOODY WOMEN
Recent studies have shown that women need at least an extra hour of sleep compared to men. The sleep deprivation is a big reason for their moodiness.

#5 SLEEP NEEDS
Elders need only 6 hours of sleep. Teenagers need a minimum of 10 hours sleep per night (as much as small children). Show your parents this scientific data the next time they try to wake you up too early.

#6 SNORING
Be mindful of your snoring. It could be a condition called sleep apnea. You may have some issues with your heart, so be sure to get this checked out.

#7 HALF BRAINERS
A lot of sea animals need to stay alert to avoid predators. They’ve developed a half awake/half asleep state by shutting off one half of their brain.

#8 HEAT
High temperatures can cause your body to to stay up. Your sleep cycle can be greatly affected due to your body temperature. You may want to crack a window or turn down the heat in the winter.

#9 LIGHT
The smallest light can prevent melatonin from coming in, which affects your sleep.

#10 SLEEP DEPRIVATION = ALCOHOL
When you haven’t gone to sleep in 17 hours, it’s almost like being drunk because it feels like a blood alcohol-level of 0.05%

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