Volume One: Little Known Facts About Well-Known Sleeping

Women need more sleep than men.  Revealed by sleep expert Jim Horne, “As women tend to multi-task, they do lots at once and are flexible- and so they use more of their actual brain than men do.”

  1. The less you sleep, the more your genes contribute to how much you weigh. The more you sleep, the less your genes determine how much you weigh, and the more control you can have over your weight.
  2. Coldplay is the most sleep-inducing band world-wide, a survey revealed. For a “sleepy and soothing soundtracks” many locals also turn to Chan Chan, HeymaNayWin, Zaw Pine in order to tune out and shut down.
  3. The desire to lie, cheat and steal is increased when you get less than 8 hours of sleep.
  4. Study showed that people getting only 6 to 7 hours of sleep every night have a longer life expectancy than those who sleep 8 hours.
  5. Some people are genetically coded to only need 4 hours of sleep! (There are some people who have a genetic mutation called hDEC2, which regulates their sleep-wake cycle to be shortened to only 4 hours.)
  6. Sleepy driving is as much dangerous as drunk driving.
  7. The record for the longest period without sleep is 11 days.
  8. Not sleeping for 16 hours leads to a decrease in performance equivalent to having a blood alcohol level of .05%.
  9. The world record for not sleeping was set by 17-year-old Randy Gardner in 1964 when he was awake for 264 hours and 12 minutes.
  10. Scientists haven’t been able to figure out why exactly we need sleep.
  11. 12% of people have black and white dreams. Before colour television though, the number was 75%.