Sleep facts

  • 12% of people dream in black and white. Before the introduction of TV, only 15% of people dreamt in colour.
  • Two thirds of a cats’ life is spent sleeping.
  • A giraffe only needs 1.9 hours sleep a day, while brown bats need as much as 19.9 hours a day.
  • When dolphins sleep only half of their brains shuts down. The other half stays awake to help with breathing cycles
  • The record for the longest period with no sleep is 11 days. This is extreme sleep deprivation and can be fatal.
  • Within 5 minutes of waking up, 50% of your dream is forgotten. Within 10 minutes, 90% is gone.
  • Pain tolerance is reduced by sleep deprivation.
  • Humans are the only mammals that willingly delay sleep
  • Scientists still don’t know and may never know if animals dream during REM sleep, as humans do
Breakfast In Bed

Breakfast In bed

Is it good to eat in bed? Some people do it all the time. Some people never do it. Most of us enjoy the occasional indulgence of staying in bed to eat. Whether it’s on a birthday or a cold and rainy day, enjoying a meal in bed can be…

Myths about Sleep

Myths about Sleep

When it comes to sleep there is no shortage of ‘experts’ who are willing to share their views and theories. Unfortunately, while many of them can be taken with a pinch of salt, some are potentially dangerous. So to set the record straight we’ve compiled a short list of the…

The link between Sleep & Mood

Insufficient sleep not only negatively affects your physical health, it impacts your mood and mental health as well. Sleep experts recommend we get between 7 to 9 hours of sleep a night. But length of sleep is not the only thing to consider, the quality of sleep is just as…

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