Bedworld has put together a list of fun facts about sleep in our "Did You Know?" Facebook series.
Sleep is something we all have in common and it is something we all need. So here is a list of some truths, debunked myths, and interesting facts about sleep.
Fun Facts About Sleep
1. Knockers where once a thing
Before alarm clocks "knockers" were employed to rattle your windows to wake you. Apparently factories would employ people to do this so their workforce would be at work on time. I wonder if they served...
It is common to hear people say they can't sleep at night. The problem is on the rise. More and more people are not getting enough sleep, and it is damaging to their long-term health.
Why is it a problem?
Sleep is a vital process for the body. It is the time when it renews and regenerates. For example when sleeping, the body repairs heart and blood vessels. With insufficient sleep you increase your risk of high blood pressure, heart disease, kidney disease and stroke.
According to Doctor Steven Novella, people...
It is important to find ways to sleep better if you work night shift.
Working night shift interferes with the natural rhythm of the body. Our bodies follow a daily cycle in response to the amount of light and darkness we experience. This is a biological cycle which governs our physical, mental and emotional function.
We interrupt this cycle when we perform shift work. It is not as simple as sleeping during the day and staying awake all night. Our bodies are not programmed in this way.
Night shift work can have...
It's a commonly held belief that you should never wake a sleepwalker. People hold it as generally true when in fact it is not so.
Why do people believe you should never wake a sleepwalker?
The reason why people think you should never wake a sleep walker is they believe the shock of being woken mid-ramble could cause the sleeper to have a heart attack.
In reality being woken as you sleep walk is no more shocking or frightening than being woken by a loud noise when asleep in bed. Of course you...
Start the year with a good night’s rest by making sure you have a bed that will allow you the best possible sleep. Why is this important? Well, sleep is quite important to one’s health. It affects how you feel, how you go about your day, and can affect your health negatively if you’re not getting adequate sleep. Not only is it important to get enough sleep, but it is also important to get sleep that leaves you feeling well rested.
Health benefits which come with good sleep practices
Can these top sleep tips help you improve your sleep?
It has become common knowledge that sleeping well is a cornerstone of your health and wellbeing.
Studies show that most people are sleep deprived and the consequences are dire. These include the risk of developing diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, obesity, stroke, and mental distress.
If you are tired all the time and not sleeping well, try these top sleep tips to improve the quality of your sleep:
TOP SLEEP TIPS
1. Maintain a regular sleep pattern
For many the weekend means late to...
You may not be an elite athlete but that doesn’t mean you don't want to improve your performance with better sleep.
If you are a cyclist...
Maybe you are trying to conquer a challenging hill on your Single Speed, or going for a Personal Best. Perhaps you dream of being the KOM on a particular Strava segment. (That would be King of the Mountain for those not in the know.) It could be as simple as absolutely having to beat your mate Dylan up the hill. Something is driving you to...
Tired all the time?
Do you leap out of bed in the morning with a spring in your step, excited to meet the day head on? Or do you curse your alarm, drag yourself out of bed and leopard crawl to the coffee machine?
It is not only about waking up tired. Many people complain of feeling tired all the time and we put it down to our busy lifestyles and the stresses of modern living.
There are things that you can do to feel more energised. Here are 5 things you...
Not getting enough sleep is a killer. It sucks the life out of you. It leaves you grumpy and incapable of performing at your best. You lose your creative edge. You have no energy. Tips for a good night's sleep are essential.
The occasional bad night’s sleep is to be expected. Perhaps you are out late at an event. Maybe you are nervous about an upcoming presentation or meeting. You could be pulling an all-nighter with a sick child. If you find yourself tossing and turning night after night, however,...