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19 facts you probably didn’t know about sleep

We all know sleep is important and is essential to be at optimal performance and for our overall health and wellbeing. But did you know sleep is a way more interesting topic than something we should do on a daily basis. Check out the infographic below on 19 interesting facts you probably didn’t know about sleep.

Tweetables & key takeaways

  • The average person spends 649,401 hours sleeping during his/her lifetime – TWEET THIS
  • Somniphobia is the fear of sleep – TWEET THIS
  • 20% of pilots have admitted to making a serious mistake due to sleepiness – TWEET THIS
  • There are 100,000 auto crashes caused by drowsy drivers annually – TWEET THIS
  • If you are snoring you are not dreaming – TWEET THIS
Things you didnt know about sleep infographic

Things you didn’t know about sleep infographic

 

How napping can increase your alertness and performance

Napping can be be an effective way to  increase your alertness and performance. So how long you should nap for? And which public figures famously napped?
Find out all about napping in the below infographic.

Key Infographic Takeaways

  • A nap of 60 minutes improves alertness for up to 10 hours – TWEET THIS
  • NBA, NHL and even NFL players are known to be nappers  – TWEET THIS
  • A “NASA Nap” of 26mins can enhance performance by 34% and overall alertness by 54% – TWEET THIS
  • Nike offers workers a nap-friendly room – TWEET THIS
  • Einstein napped frequently during the day to help him think more clearly – TWEET THIS

 

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