Mondays are no longer mundane!
Lets say 'Hi' to the coming week with great enthusiasm and energy. After all, the week saps out all the energy from our minds and souls. Sleepless, mentally tired and exhausted, you can't wish the week away regardless of how much you try.
But here we bring you some fun-facts about sleeplessness that will help you sail through the arduous first-year days and nights:
1. Experts say one of the most alluring sleep distractions is the 24-hour accessibility of the internet…omg!!!
2. After five nights of partial sleep deprivation, three drinks will have the same effect on your body as six would when you've slept enough…..makes sense here…:P
3. It's impossible to tell if someone is really awake without close medical supervision. People can take cat naps with their eyes open without even being aware of it….really…:P
4. Anything less than five minutes to fall asleep at night means you're sleep deprived.
5. As a group, 18 to 24 year-olds deprived of sleep suffer more from impaired performance than older adults…don’t blame us then.
6. Some studies suggest women need up to an hour's extra sleep a night compared to men, and not getting it may be one reason women are much more susceptible to depression than men.
7. Snoring occurs only in non-REM sleep……….:)
8. Ducks at risk of attack by predators are able to balance the need for sleep and survival, keeping one half of the brain awake while the other slips into sleep mode…wish we were ducks…..
9. Humans sleep on average around three hours less than other primates like chimps, rhesus monkeys, squirrel monkeys and baboons, all of whom sleep for 10 hours…lucky they..:(
10. The record for the longest period without sleep is 18 days, 21 hours, 40 minutes during a rocking chair marathon. The record holder reported hallucinations, paranoia, blurred vision, slurred speech and memory and concentration lapses….then what’s in store for WIMWIANS..:(
11. The extra-hour of sleep received when clocks are put back at the start of daylight in Canada has been found to coincide with a fall in the number of road accidents.
Hope that gives us a good breezer to our sleep deprivation.
Happy toiling ahead!