10 Facts About Sleeping That Will Amaze You
Sleeping. It's something all of us do, but not all of us do it well. There have been extensive studies about it, we've spent billions of dollars trying to achieve a better sleep, and sleep affects every aspect of our life from our health to our moods. If you're a parents, you know more than anyone how valuable a good night's rest is. Having the best mattress, a few of the best pillows in the world and a warm cup of milk should be all we need for a great night's sleep but you might be surprised by some of these facts uncovered by researchers about how we sleep.
- Your age should determine how much sleep you get. Babies should get the most sleep (although their parents likely get the least amount), clocking in at an average of 16 hours. Toddlers, preteens and teenagers (those 3-18 years) should be getting around 10 hours, while those of us that are 19-55-years-old need at least 8 hours of sleep. It's recommended that those over the age of 65 get at least 6 hours of sleep.
- Sleep is beneficial to your body. So what goes on when you sleep and why is it so beneficial? While you sleep, you brain recharges, your cells repair themselves, and your body releases important hormones. It's a chance for your body to slow down and hit the reset button so that you can stay healthy and better balance your moods.
- Dreaming about your true love. Did you know that when we sleep, it's only possible to dream about faces that we've already seen during our lifetime? Whether it's in a movie, our spouse next to us, or the barista making your favorite latte, the people that you encounter are the only ones that will show up in our dreams, whether we remember them or not.
- Getting arrested might not be a dream. Did you know that there is a sleep disorder called Parasomnia? It makes you do things that you might not otherwise do while you're awake. These can range from odd, unnatural movements while you're still in bed to writing a bad check or sleep driving. There have even been people that have committed murder while they slept.
- Sleeping could literally save your life. We would die from sleep deprivation before we would from food deprivation. It takes almost two weeks or more before we starve to death, but going without sleep for a mere 10 days can kill you.
Make sure to get a good night's sleep tonight. We hope you're not on a 10 day stretch, but if you feel you're not getting your best sleep, be sure to check out our mattresses, mattress toppers and pillows.