Have you ever wondered how much time do we spend sleeping during our lifetime? Did you know that John Lennon had an… mmm, interesting sleeping habit? Will counting sheep make you fall asleep faster? We have all the answers and you, hopefully, woke up early this morning and now have some extra time for a fun read.

  1. Researches show you’ll sleep worse during the full moon and better during the new moon, although it’s still unclear why.

  2. Tiredness peaks twice a day, at 2 a.m. and 2 p.m. And you wondered why you felt sleepy after lunch.

  3. We are the only mammals that willingly delay sleep.

  4. Some car rental contracts make you promise not to drive on fewer than 6 hours of sleep.

  5. Today, 75% of us dream in color. Before color television only 15% of us did.

  6. Whales and dolphins literally fall half asleep. Each side of their brain takes turns so they can come up for air.

  7. Scientists have determined that counting sheep is ineffective for putting oneself to sleep as it is too boring. Imagining a calming landscape works much better.

  8. You can only dream faces you have already seen.

  9. Sea otters hold hands while they sleep so they don’t drift away from each other.

  10. Sleeping at your job is acceptable in Japan as it is viewed as exhaustion from working hard.

  11. Humans can survive longer without food than without sleep.

  12. We spend a third of our life sleeping.

  13. Parents of new babies miss out on 6 months of sleep during the first 2 years of their child's life.

  14. The record for the longest period without sleep is 11 days.

  15. Sleeping less than 7 hours a night reduces your life expectancy.

  16. A snail can sleep for 3 years.

  17. It is impossible to sneeze while sleeping.

  18. John Lennon sometimes liked to nap in an old coffin.

  19. You burn more calories sleeping than you do watching television.

  20. Giraffes need only 5-30 minutes of sleep in 24-hour period.


Ah, humans! Delaying precious sleep for a few more hours of digital fun, sleeping in a coffin, sleeping at work... Wouldn’t it be great to be a snail?