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5 Amazing Sleep Facts

sleep factsSleeping is an interesting phenomenon.  Some people can sleep upwards of 10 or 12 hours of sleep while others swear they can get by on just a few hours of sleep each night.  It’s a time when we render our minds unconscious, suspend our sensory and motor activities, block out any external stimuli and send our minds on cosmic trip.  As much as you may think you know about sleep I doubt if are aware of these intriguing 5 sleep facts.

Sleep facts #1

A newborn sleeps nearly twice as long as the average adult clocking up to 16 hours each day.  Of course these babies don’t clock these 16 hours straight in a row, instead they typically sleep in 3-4 hours stretches.  Also, babies experience different phases of sleep just like adults ranging from a light sleep to a very deep sleep.  If you recently had a newborn sleep facts such as this one probably doesn’t surprise you.