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Interesting Facts About Sleep… Bet You Didn’t Know Most Of Them



  • cmann
    cmann Posts: 18 Level 2

    Sleeping is just a wonderful thing especially when it’s easy

    we all need to be kinder of other’s feelings

    great day coming very uplifting Enjoy

  • DieOmimi
    DieOmimi Posts: 35,756 Friends Moderator

    Thank you dear Info-Queen @Elsa. I enjoyed reading your article again. I already knew most of the facts.

    Perhaps another addition: I know from my holiday trips that in the southern or very warm countries such as Spain and Portugal, siesta (i.e. midday rest) is made in the midday heat in summer. Then the streets there are almost deserted and also the shops are closed. 

  • Glenn1972
    Glenn1972 Posts: 16,650 Pro Player 👑

    Interesting as I note my sleep patterns 🛌 💤

    Thank you Elsa. 😊

    I am placing a bookmark here

    Glenn 🤗

  • MicheleHogg
    MicheleHogg Posts: 691 Level 3

    @Elsa Another great topic! For those who snore or who have a partner who snores, loud & persistent snoring could be the result of a serious health issue, Obstructive Sleep Apnea. I have this condition.

    A fun fact; my cousin in-law is from El Salvador & afternoon Siestas are a normal part of the workday! All countries & employers should adopt this policy! 😴😴😴

  • _Elsa_
    _Elsa_ Posts: 36,491 Sweet Legend

    Hi Michele, I never heard of that sleep apnea. I'm going to Google it to read more.

  • Racoon7
    Racoon7 Posts: 14,884 Pro Player 👑

    Hi @Elsa, thank you for this super thread, one in which I am personally very interested in and fascinated about, as I have experienced a number of sleep disorders and behaviours.

    Sleep talking, formally known as somniloquy, is a sleep disorder defined as talking during sleep without being aware of it. Sleep talking can involve complicated dialogues or monologues, complete gibberish or mumbling. 

    Sleep talking is a type of parasomnia. Parasomnias are abnormal behaviours during sleep. Unlike most parasomnias that happen only during specific parts of the sleep cycle, sleep talking can occur during either rapid eye movement (REM) or non-REM sleep.

    Sleep talking is considered to be distinct from other vocalizations that can occur during sleep such as catathrenia1, a breathing disorder that causes audible groaning, or REM sleep behavior disorder (RBD), which involves a person physically acting out their dreams.

  • _Elsa_
    _Elsa_ Posts: 36,491 Sweet Legend

    Thanks everyone for contributing and sharing your sleep disorders. 😍😘

  • rare
    rare Posts: 579 Level 4

    Woah 😳

    @Elsa thank you for letting us know these facts 🙃🙃

  • Colleen12
    Colleen12 Posts: 613 Level 4
    edited January 2022

    @Elsa thanks for these interesting sleep facts. A friend once told me she had a bad night sleep because she was having a night hag which I had absolutely no idea what this meant. So I actually googled it and night hag or old hag is the name given to a supernatural creature, commonly associated with the phenomenon of sleep paralysis. It is a phenomenon during which a person feels a presence of a supernatural malevolent being which immobilizes the person as if sitting on their chest or the foot of their bed. The word "nightmare" was used to describe this phenomenon before the word received its modern, more general meaning.

  • me6412
    me6412 Posts: 9,512 Pro Player 👑
    edited January 2022

    @Elsa I am pretty sure that most Doctors now say that the older you get the less sleep you need....meaning in a sleep cycle, you as a older (not you) but ones who are of older age need less sleep at night, but are to take 1, or 2 naps per day that are between 15 to no more longer than 30 minutes a day as this improves their mind, and overall health.....

    It was a study that was watched by a group of 100 older aged people and the study showed that the group who gotten the less sleep and had the daily naps were able to remember more about the test, discussions, and situations they encounter within the month long study, than the group who got the 7 or more hours of sleep a night and also took naps or not and was given the same test, discussions, and situations they encountered but could not recall as they were given the same in both test studies.....

    The Doctor did note one specific thing and that was the group who got more sleep was more likely to diagnosed with sleep apnea than those who got less sleep as those who got less sleep were more active in their daily lives than the ones who had longer sleep patterns......

    My information was from JAMA magazine that I receive each month...... I myself sleep 4 hours a night....who needs sleep 🤪😮😂🤣😄

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