Sleep Facts GUARANTEED to Blow Your Mind

Sleep is a strange thing. We spend so much time sleeping, but we don’t exactly know what we look like or what our body is doing. Why do we dream? Why do we sleep? Why do we sleep walk? Why do we get sleep paralysis? There are a lot of questions that sleep researchers still have to answer about sleep and why it’s so important.

In this video. We’re, going to attempt to answer some of your questions and provide some fun facts about sleep, and you’re going to want to subscribe to our channel for more of these fun facts as well as tips on how to get Better sleep: let’s, get started by sharing some facts about what happens to your body during sleep number one.

The body moves through different stages of sleep throughout the night. Each sleep cycle lasts between 90 and 120 minutes. The stages of sleep include, light sleep, deep sleep and rem, sleep number, two rem, sleep stands for rapid eye movement and, yes, your eyes move really fast under your eyelids.

While you’re in this stage of sleep number, three, your body temperature fluctuates during sleep in rem, sleep, your body, doesn’t, regulate its temperature, leaving you to be as hot or cold as the environment around you number four, a full Night’s, sleep can help.

You lose weight. On the other hand, disrupted sleep, increases, stress levels, weight, gain and decreases your ability to power through a workout number. Five caffeine kicks in 15 to 45 minutes after you drink it.

It stays in the body for five hours being conscious about when you drink caffeine can help you sleep better at night number. Six, your sleep position may impact how you feel, throughout the day, sleeping on your back keeps your head and neck in a neutral position preventing unhealthy pressure on those areas.

The spine shoulders and back may also be affected by sleeping on the side or front, but as you’ll hear later in the video sleeping on your back comes with risks, number seven sleeping on your back is healthy, but not popular.

Only eight percent of people sleep on their backs number. Eight. Forty-One percent of people sleep in the fetal position. Number nine. Have you ever experienced a moment when you are about to fall asleep, but is twitch yourself awake? That is called the hypnagogic jerk number 10.

. Some people also experience hypnagogic, hallucinations or hearing voices, as you start to go to sleep, yeah man believe it or not. This is completely normal, although it is more common in people with narcolepsy number.

Eleven apoptic hallucinations are less common. They are hallucinations that may occur as someone is waking up from sleep now for some facts about dreams. Number 12.. You stay in rem, sleep longer, the more you sleep.

This is one of the reasons it’s, so important to get eight hours of sleep each night number 13. We spend up to a quarter of the night dreaming in the rem stage. Again, this number varies depending on how well you are sleeping and how much sleep you get each night number 14.

It’s, not uncommon. To forget your dreams, especially the ones you had in the first or second round of rem. Sleep most people forget their dreams within 5 minutes of waking up. Number 15 psychologists once believed that dreams were a form of wish fulfillment.

This idea was proposed by sigmund freud, but is largely discredited. Now number 16 older people are more likely to dream. In black and white number 17. Your physical body becomes immobile during sleep, so you won’t act out your dreams.

Number 18. This immobility does have downsides. Some people experience sleep paralysis, sleep paralysis occurs when the mind is conscious, but the body cannot move. While this only lasts for one to two minutes at a time it can cause great distress.

Number 19. Sleep paralysis is more likely to occur. If you sleep on your back, not all people are completely immobile. While sleeping here are some quick facts about sleepwalking number 20: almost all children have sleepwalked, but only 15 percent of adults do number 21.

Sleepwalking disorders are no joke even to some comedians comedian, mike berbiglia’s. Show sleepwalk with me, tells the story of this rare sleep disorder. This disorder forces him to sleep in a locked sleeping bag, so he won’t sleepwalk at night.

He started using this precaution after during a night’s, sleep. He walked out of a second story window and needed 33 stitches number 22. If you have an identical twin hope, they don’t sleepwalk. A person is five times more likely to sleepwalk if their identical, twin sleepwalks number 23.

You will not physically harm a sleepwalker by waking them up. However, they may be very disoriented and confused. Your best bet is to gently guide them back to their bed and, finally, let’s, wrap things up with a few facts about animals number 24: your furry pets, sleep twice as long as you do, although scientists cannot say this for sure, one can Guess that your pets dream too it’s, not uncommon, to see a dog or a cat pawing at an unknown predator, while it’s taking a snooze number 25.

One of the sleepiest animals is a snorlax. No, the armadillo, which sleeps an average of 20 hours a day, number 26 giraffes, are some of the most alert animals. They sleep between 5 and 30 minutes at a time and look pretty cute while doing it.

While some giraffes sleep standing up, others will sit down. Stretching their long necks around to rest their head on their backside, their butts are a built-in pillow number 27. Bullfrogs are also very alert.

They can go for months on end without sleeping number, 28 marine animals and birds may engage in uni-hemispheric, sleep in which one hemisphere of the brain is sleeping and the other is half alert. Number 29 humans can’t sleep in uni-hemispheric, sleep like dolphins.

Can but there are times when one part of the brain may be producing slower brain waves and another part is in a lighter sleep stage. This is known as first night effect number 30. Last but not least, here’s.

The cutest fact about sleep: did you know sea otters, hold hands during sleep that way they don’t drift away from each other? Did these facts surprise? You did you know some of them already.