What Does Science Know About Sleep?

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There are tons of myths, rumors and “old wives tales” about what happens when we hit the sack, so we pose the question; What does science know about sleep? Get ready for a wake up call.
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What Does Science Know About Sleep?

Newborns sleep a total of 14 to 17 hours a day on an irregular schedule with periods of one to three hours spent awake.
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What Does Science Know About Sleep?

Man is the only mammal that willingly delays sleep.
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What Does Science Know About Sleep?

Sleep apnea, a condition in which you actually stop breathing, is the most common cause of sleep disruption.
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What Does Science Know About Sleep?

If you aren’t getting enough sleep, you tend to eat MORE due to decreased levels of leptin in your body.
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What Does Science Know About Sleep?

Prior to color film, only 15% percent of people dreamed in color. These days, 75% of people dream in color.
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What Does Science Know About Sleep?

Not being able to drag yourself out of bed in the morning is a real condition. It’s called dysania and could be a sign of depression, or nutritional problems.
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What Does Science Know About Sleep?

The position you sleep in is related to your personality. For instance, sleeping in the fetal position suggests that someone longs to be in their comfort zone, and sleeping on your back with your arms at your side suggests someone who is disciplined and has high expectations of themselves.
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What Does Science Know About Sleep?

Being active during the day can actually aid you in sleep. But, if you exercise too close to bedtime, it will backfire.
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What Does Science Know About Sleep?

Sleeping on your front can aid digestion. Hands should be positioned above the pillow so you’re in a “free-fall” position, while laying on your left side can apparently help reduce heartburn.
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What Does Science Know About Sleep?

The higher the altitude, the greater the sleep disruption. Generally, sleep disturbance becomes greater at altitudes of 13,200 feet or more. The disturbance is thought to be caused by diminished oxygen levels and accompanying changes in respiration.
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What Does Science Know About Sleep?

We naturally feel tired at two different times of the day: about 2:00 AM and 2:00 PM. It is this natural dip in alertness that is primarily responsible for the post-lunch dip.
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What Does Science Know About Sleep?

Fear is said not to be the main emotion in nightmares. Instead, researchers have found that it’s most often feelings of sadness, guilt and confusion.
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