Sleep Facts – 36 Interesting Facts About Sleep

Facts about sleeping

OTC pills are often believed to be safe than prescription drugs but an overdose of OTC pills can cause undesirable effects and even death.OTC drugs are best to be taken for brief periods to prevent any incidence of dependence and drug tolerance.

In general, exercising regularly makes it easier to fall asleep. However exercising irregularly or just before going to bed will make sleep difficult.

Sleepwalking could in different forms like a night-time stroll to complex action like operating a computer. The process of sleepwalking is not entirely understood, and much of the knowledge is based on popular notions like it is dangerous to wake a sleepwalker or he could suffer from shock or even a heart attack. However, there is no instance of a sleepwalker ever suffering a heart attack on being woken.

The body feels tired at different times of the day, and the dip in alertness is most steep at 2:00 AM and 2:00 PM.

Studies have shown that persons who don’t get enough sleep are more prone to become obese. This is because their leptin levels (leptin is an appetite-regulating hormone) fall, promoting appetite increase.

“Turkey Coma” is a phenomenon observed after meal at Christmas or Thanksgiving when guests start to fall into a slumber. The explanation given is that Turkey contains tryptophan which is a precursor to serotonin, which sends us to sleep. It is a myth because Turkey does not contain no more tryptophan than chicken, beef, pork or any other meats.