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Interesting Facts About Sleep You Probably Didn't Know

By Jason Rickard | Sleep Disorders | Rating:

The topic of sleep is so vast and yet so little seems to be known about this great subject which is a daily part of our everyday lives. There are many interesting facts about sleep which you may not know about yet knowing these facts can immensely enhance your daily sleep.

The more you sleep the more energetic you feel

This couldn't be further from the truth as you don't need ten or eight hours of sleep in order to feel energetic and in fact contrary to standard beliefs, you only require five to six hours of sleep. Astonishing as it may sound, less sleep means you can perform better. In fact some of the world's greatest CEO's, entrepreneurs and scientists sleep only four hours a day and wake up full of energy and ready for yet another challenging day of work.

Do these people have a secret? Not really, here is another crazy fact about sleep. The more you sleep the more tired you feel. You may or may not have heard about this but in case you didn't know, over sleeping makes you lazy. This is pure common sense that if you sit in front of the TV all day doing nothing you're going to become a lazy couch potato. Sleep is the same thing if you over do it as over time, you will become lazier and lazier. "Use it or lose it", have you heard that statement before?

Less sleep means you can do more. What is the secret to the success for some of the world's top performing minds? It may surprise you, but sleeping less means they gain extra hours per day instead of losing them. Imagine this scenario. You normally sleep nine hours a day. Deduct that from twenty four and you got fifteen hours to achieve your set goals for that day. Now consider someone who sleeps only four hours a day, they have an extra five hours to go after their goals. Here's the part where it gets better, now calculate that for ten years, and see how many hours the second person would have had extra in comparison to the first. You will be shocked!

Here is another great fact about sleep. One third of your entire life is spent on sleep! How can so much time possibly be wasted. If every human being on this planet just cut down on one hour of sleep and devoted that one hour to work can you imagine how much more technologically advanced we would be today. Add up the man hours.

If you are someone who over sleeps, then try getting up early every morning and join the five O'clock club to see how this will affect your life. Believe me the results will leave you amazed at what you have achieved in that first single month in comparison to your previous year.





Jason Rickard

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  • Comment #1 (Posted by Jessie)
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    I completely agree with this article.

    On average, I receive roughly about 5-6 hours of sleep and, no lie, I get so much more done in my day! I can jog in the morning, finish all of my homework, and thoroughly get through my day without feeling sleepy or tired.

    However, not many people would feel the same. In reality, sleep is important. It repairs your neurons from the day and is the time that your brains sorts out all of the information you learn throughout the day.

    Not to mention, I have had days where I "crash" and I'll sleep for a couple days in a row in order to "catch up". Therefore, I think that it takes a certain kind of person to determine just how much sleep they, individually, need.

    Personally, I think that sleeping is overrated and not nearly the time estimated for a teenager, like myself, is needed.

    It must also be understood that I myself do not indulge myself on the "energy drinks" or five cups of coffee every morning. I simply run on pure, natural energy acquired in my daily eating habits and routine schedule in my week.
     
  • Comment #2 (Posted by VaLourah)
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    These facts seem to be lacking facts. This is a very capitalist view with a strong focus on economics - time to work?! When is their time for relaxation and reflection, for creative and innovative thought processing? Stress can be a good motivator and ideas can happen at any time. However, bad stress and always being on the go doesn't allow much headway and break through ideas to be made. CEOs maybe busy with less sleep but they definitely make time to think or all they are really doing is being a pond to the system and probably die young if they are truly trying to accomplish work AND innovation. Where is the balance? I can see how a lot of sleep can be unproductive for work and instill a sence of laziness but these facts are lacking additional facts from further research to show the true effects or facts on quality and quantity of life and innovation (not work).
     


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