Freaky Facts About Sleep that you Probably Didn’t Know

You Sleep Daily, But You Probably Didn’t Know These 22 Freaky Facts About Sleep


Sleep is a wonderful thing. But considering how much time it takes up of our lives, over a lifetime you sleep an average of 26 YEARS, we definitely don’t know that much about it.

As it turns out, sleep is pretty fascinating. Sure, all we have to do is lay down and close our eyes, but what goes on after that is quite incredible. Don’t believe us? Check out these 22 facts below and try to tell us you weren’t shocked by at least one of them!

1. Humans are the only mammals on earth that actually willingly delay sleep.

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2. Sleep apnea, a condition where you actually stop breathing, is the most common cause of sleep disruption.

It affects 90 million Americans (Photo Credit: iStock).

3. Think sleep has nothing to do with your weight?

If you aren't getting enough sleep, you tend to eat MORE due to decreased levels of leptin in your body (Photo Credit: iStock).