But what do we really know about sleep?

If you’re a college student, you definitely have the studying and social life aspect of your life figured out, but what about sleep? Achieving a great night’s sleep is needed to function properly and reach that desperately desired GPA; not to mention it has you feel energized and ready to take on the day.

It is a constant subject of discussion amongst college students. I hear all the time: “Yeah I’ll go out. I’ll sleep when I’m dead” “I’m so exhausted” “I barely got any sleep last night” “I can’t wait to leave this class so I can go home and nap” “Sleep is for the weak”. With that being said, I did a little research and thought it’s be fun to share a few facts about sleep you might not know:

+ During sleep, your brain recharges and your cells repair themselves.

+ We require different amounts of sleep based on our age:

  • Under 3: 16 hours
  • 3- 18: 10 hours
  • 19- 65: 8 hours
  • Over 65: 6 hours

+ Men dream about other men 70% of the time; whereas women dream about men and women equally.

+ We can only dream about faces we’ve already seen.

+ People who do not dream generally have personality disorders.

+ Koalas sleep 22 hours a day; whereas Giraffes sleep less than 2 hours a day in 5- 10 minute sessions.

+ You will die from sleep deprivation before food deprivation.

+ Within 5 minutes of waking up half of your dream is forgotten and within 10 minutes 90% is forgotten.

To read a few more fun facts, check out Lifehack’s article here.

Now that you know some unique facts you can share these with your friends and classmates. Enjoy your dreams before you can’t remember them anymore and make sure to get in your needed 8 hours a night. Have a great rest of your week!

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