Now I lay me down to sleep...

Spring 2005 CSANews Issue 54  |  Posted date : May 17, 2007.Back to list

  • We spend approximately one-third of our life sleeping.
  • People can take "cat naps" with their eyes open and not even know it.
  • If you fall asleep as soon as your head hits the pillow, you're probably sleep deprived. The ideal time to fall asleep is between 10 and 15 minutes.
  • Seventeen hours of sustained wakefulness leads to a decrease in performance equivalent to a blood alcohol level of 0.05%.
  • Continuous sleep deprivation has been linked to health problems, such as obesity, high blood pressure, diabetes and depression.
  • The "fall back" of the clock during Daylight Savings Time coincides with a decrease in the number of road accidents.
  • Experts say that one of the most alluring sleep distractions is 24-hour access to the Internet.
  • Sleep-walking is a disorder that affects an estimated 10 per cent of all humans at least once in their lifetime.
  • The "fetal" sleeping position (lying on side with legs pulled towards chest) is the most common sleeping position.
  • On average, we dream one to two hours per night.