31 Shocking Facts About Sleep 2021

We spend approximately 26 years of our life sleeping and also 7 years trying to fall asleep.  Mind blowing right!?  But it makes sense considering sleep is the most essential part of our wellbeing.  Scientists, researchers and doctors have been pouring endless time into learning everything they can about sleep.  We’ve put together a list of some of the most interesting and surprising facts about sleep that many do not know.

  1. 12% of people dream in black and white, however, this number used to be MUCH higher.  With the proliferation of color television, the percentage of people dreaming in black and white has diminished greatly.
  2. Falling asleep in less than 5 minutes at night is a sign that you are sleep deprived and need more sleep.
  3. Daytime tiredness peaks at 2 p.m. explaining why those yawns often creep in following lunchtime.
  4. Humans are the only mammals that willingly delay sleep … yikes!
  5. People generally use the term insomnia to explain the lack of sleep they get at night, when in fact the term is defined by the negative side effects associated with lack of sleep such as drowsiness, headaches and difficulty concentrating.
  6. Staying awake for 16 hours straight is similar to having a blood alcohol level of .05% (now what if you were drinking at this time as well!?).
  7. The extra hour we receive when daylight savings ends has resulted in less car accidents caused by tiredness on that day.
  8. Whales only allow half of their brain to fall asleep so that they can continue to go up for air.
  9. Cell phones have become one of the biggest sleep distractions (not surprising).
  10. 25% of married couples sleep in separate beds.
  11. A person once went 11 days without sleep (I wonder what they dreamt about on that 12th day).
  12. It is estimated that 15% of the population may be sleep walkers (that’s one way to exercise!).
  13. Parents of newborn babies lose 6 months of sleep in the first 2 years of their child’s life.
  14. Creative individuals sleep more, but have worse sleeping habits.
  15. More children directly correlates to less sleep for their mother (sorry mom!).
  16. Those born blind do not have dreams related to sigh rather they experience things such as emotion, sound and smell.
  17. Tolerance to pain is reduced by sleep deprivation.
  18. Newborns sleep an average of 66% of the day.
  19. Higher earnings typically get better sleep (hmmm, tell that to attorneys!).
  20. Sleeping on your stomach can aid in digestion.
  21. Deaf people will sometimes use sign language in their sleep.
  22. More than half of American adults experience sleep problems at some time in their life.
  23. Insomnia is the most common sleep disorder.
  24. Sleep disorders have been rising over time (hmmm, I blame technology).
  25. Approximately 37 million Americans snore regularly (that’s a lot of noise!).
  26. Women tend to sleep more than men.
  27. More than 60% of high school students get less than the recommended 8 hours of sleep on school nights.
  28. Female high school students tend to sleep less than their male counterparts.
  29. If it is taking you more than 10-15 minutes to fall asleep at night you may have a sleeping problem, that’s why we have crafted an all natural vegan sleep gummy for that purpose.
  30. Depression and lack of sleep are correlated.
  31. Lack of sleep can cause weight gain.

More than half of Americans lose sleep due to stress or anxiety …. proper sleep, meet nama.  Here at nama we set out to find a solution to many of the sleep issues that plague the population.  We spent many years researching and developing what we are proud to call one of the leading sleep gummies on the market.  Our wild strawberry sleep gummy is made in small batches and crafted with an innovative blend of rare cannabinoids and a light dose of melatonin.  Sourced from nature, backed by science.

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