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Interesting Sleeping Facts You Should Know

By Puja RoyJuly 29, 2022
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Psychological Facts about Dreams

Do you know every human spends an average of 25 years sleeping? Many people fail to sleep at night due to extreme work pressure and stress. Nonetheless, sleeping hours are different for everyone and change with age, which affects health severely. To improve your health, you need to know the importance and facts on sleep.

The astonishing facts on sleep will help you understand the root of your sleeping problem. If anyone has been going through insomnia or a bad dreaming problem, he may understand the causes and try to solve them alone or with the help of an expert. As we all know, to solve a problem, we need to understand the cause. The following sleeping facts may help people understand the cause and find a solution to that problem. So, let’s get started.

Why do We Sleep? Here are the Reasons

Many of you might think about what happens to our body when we sleep. It can be a very tricky and interesting question. So, here are some facts to let you know what happens to our bodies when we sleep. These facts may help you understand the need for sleep in the human body.

  • Sleep safeguards our energy. Sleepless nights prevent people from being productive. It prevents people from thinking straight.

  • Sleep rejects unnecessary information and accepts important memories. It is one of the most important reasons why do we sleep.

  • After working hard, the human body gets tired. Sleep helps to restore our body and prepares it to work the next day.

  • Why do we sleep? Having a perfect immune system can be a reason. While we sleep, our body's immune system gets better and our body repairs the tissues. 

Image of Sleeping State

Image of Sleeping State

General Facts on Sleep

  • Humans tend to be slower at sleeping than other mammals.

  • Unlike the Dutch, at least 35% of Americans fail to get the recommended seven hours of sleep.

  • If a person falls asleep in less than five minutes, he is sleep deprived.

  • An average person falls asleep in seven minutes.

  • The Dutch sleep for almost eight hours and 5 minutes, making the Netherlands the best country for sleep.

  • Insomnia is one of the most common sleeping disorders many people face nowadays.

  • According to a study, around 60% of Americans experience sleep problems.

  • Around 37 million Americans snore while sleeping.

  • The sleeping time of an infant and a tiger is the same.

  • The Internet is one of the reasons for insomnia.

  • Women sleep more compared to men.

Fun Facts on Sleep

Fun Facts on Sleep 

Fun Facts on Sleep

  • A person with a lack of sleeping ability tends to make sign language in sleep.

  • Around 8% of Americans sleep without wearing any clothes at night.

  • Trees sleep at night by relaxing their branches and perk them in the morning.

  • Listening to good, relaxing music helps a person fall asleep faster and better.

  • 40% of Americans tend to sleep on the same side of the bed every day.

  • Around 50% of UK pilots have fallen asleep while flying a passenger train.

Some Dangerous Sleeping Facts

  • Nearly two-thirds of high school students in the US do not get 8 hours of sleep.

  • Fathers are likely to get less sleep than mothers after a newborn comes home.

  • Female students in high school in the US get less sleep than male students.

  • The risk of a child getting insufficient sleep increases by 46% in a mother’s household.

  • Breastfeeding mothers get more sleep than those who don’t.

  • A sleepless night affects the human brain the same way as being drunk.

  • Early risers are likely to be more successful than the others.

Role of Psychology in Dreaming

If you feel bothered about having nightmares, these psychological facts about dreams may help you understand why you have them.

  • According to famous psychologist Sigmund Freud, dreams release suppressed thoughts and desires of human beings. This is one of the most interesting facts about dreams.

  • Some experts believe dreams to be the meaningless expression of brain activity.

  • Most of the time, dreams are related to a person’s daily life, but some different factors may become parts of dreams occasionally.

  • People visualise dreams without any sound.

  • A man’s previous thinking shapes his dreams.

These are some psychological facts about dreams that you may find helpful.

Some Facts about Human Behaviour

Here are some interesting facts about human behaviour you may not know.

  • If someone sobs out of happiness, the first tear comes out from the right eye but if he cries out of sadness, the first drop of tears comes out of the left eye.

  • If you hear a negative thing, it can destroy at least five positive thoughts.

  • Food prepared by someone tests better than self-prepared food.

  • Before dying, a person usually has seven minutes of neural activity. There must be other interesting facts about human behaviour but the ones mentioned above are the most common.

Facts about Night

  • The astronomical night is the period between astronomical dawn and astronomical dusk.

  • One of the facts about night is that twilight is the period that comes after the sunset and before the sunrise.

  • When the nighttime lasts for more than a day or 24 hours, it is called Polar night. 

Why People Sleep More

Many reasons are responsible for excessive sleeping. Though excessive sleeping causes early death, excessive sleep is a reality. Let’s find out the reasons why people sleep more.

  • Sleep deprivation due to extreme workload.

  • Mental health disorders, such as depression, cause excessive sleeping. Depressed people tend to have daytime sleepiness.

  • Narcolepsy is one of the reasons for drowsiness and sleep.


Sleeping is a very important part of the human body. Human beings can't function without sleeping at night. But unfortunately, many of us don’t understand the need for it. But there are many facts on sleep related to dreams, insomnia, excessive sleeping, etc. Knowing them may help someone understand the necessity to have the recommended hours of sleep every day.