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The time you sleep represents a third of your life and has a huge impact on how you function during the remaining two-third of your life. So, sleeping well is vital for your mental and physical wellbeing.
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Last Week's Poll
How many hours do you sleep in the night before an exam or an important day?
- 4 to 6 hours (61%)
- 8 hours or more (24%)
- 2 to 4 hours (12%)
- Less than 2 hours (3%)
Did you know?
"Studies show that less sleep (six hours or less) can lead to heart disease, stroke, arthritis, diabetes and premature aging."
"Giraffes sleep only 1.9 hours a day in five- to 10-minute sessions. Koalas, however, are the longest-sleeping mammals, sleeping up to 22 hours a day."
"Children don’t react the same way to sleep deprivation as adults: while adults get sleepy, children become hyperactive."
"Shakespeare made many references to sleep in his writings, and his clear descriptions of insomnia suggest that he suffered from the disorder."
"A snoring partner wakes his non-snoring partner an average of 20 times per night, with an average sleep loss of one hour a day."
Sleep Term of the Week
PERIODIC LIMB MOVEMENT DISORDER (PLMD)
Periodic limb movement disorder (PLMD), previously known as nocturnal myoclonus