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What You Don’t Know About Sleep
Many compare the body to a complicated machine as there are many parts that work together to keep the whole unit functioning. Like a complicated machine, our bodies will need to undergo maintenance and rest every once in a while. Luckily, the human body isn’t complicated enough to warrant the need for new parts and an oil check if it becomes exhausted. Our maintenance check comes in the form of the ole’ reliable sleep.
Whether we like it or not, sleep is an essential part of our lives. In fact, it takes up a huge portion of a human’s lifetime. As much as we’d like to get the most out of the time we have here on earth, the reality is that we cannot survive a month or even a week without several hours of sleep. In fact, sleep deprivation can have numerous adverse effects on our health.
Although it may look simple and rather basic, there is more to sleep than getting some rest and going through the night with our eyes closed. The process of sleeping is a science in and of itself meaning there are many underlying figures and numbers that are worth uncovering for us to fully grasp how essential it is to everyone.
For the common man, sleep could be described as something as simple like a “rest phase.” However, if everyone takes time to see all there is to see about sleep, they’ll have a lot more to say about it and that is what we are sure of.
Scientists and researchers worldwide devote countless hours to studying this crucial process. Some of them may even lose sleep in the process of learning more about it. Lucky for us, the important details are all laid-bare for us to see and we must take some time every once in a while to study everything about sleep.
We’ve compiled a huge list of some important sleep facts and statistics to open your eyes to the wonders of this natural process. You’ll be surprised at some of the numbers you’ll see in the infographic below but be sure to not lose any precious hours of sleep over it. Without further ado, here are amazing statistics about sleep.