I have been reading this from the net , just thought I should share it ( actually want to post something on the blog de , cari alasan sajaaa XD)
Chronic snoring can be treated by uvulopalatopharyngoplasty, a surgical procedure that tightens the tissues of the soft palate and throat. But , there are possible side effects like changes in your voice frequency.
Another way to fix snoring is by injecting a chemical solution onto the palate to harden the soft tissues , which the process is called snoroplasty .
The traditional practice that is believed to help a person to fall asleep - the sheep counting , is actually a no-no . A recent study by Oxford University researchers concluded that this method is ineffective and that the this mental activity is so boring that it forces other problems and concerns to surface , which in the end doesn't solve your problem of sleeping.
Mattresses have an average life span of eight to 10 years. They grow some nasty stuff in that time. A study has linked mattress bacteria to sudden infant death syndrome(SIDS) too .
An adult bed bug can survive up to one year without food .
The number of adults aged 20 -44 asking for prescriptions of sleeping pills have rose double in the last 4 years .
A lot of car crashes are caused by drowsiness , and that talking on the cell phones increase therate of accidents by 6 percent . So , better not call anyone when you are driving when you are tired .
You wake up at 5.30 am in the morning although you set your alarm to 6 am . This happens because of the internal clock inside your body . It is triggered by a stress hormone called adrenocorticotropin , which enables some people to wake up naturally at the time they desire.
A six-year study of a million adults showed that people who get only six to seven hours of sleep a night have a lower death rate than those who get eight hours.
In 1964, 17-year-old Randy Gardner stayed awake for 264 hours and 12 minutes, the officially recognized world record. He then slept for 15 hours -- not a record, but not bad.
The European Union launched a campaign on eliminating siestas , or better known as afternoon naps .
The idea that it is dangerous to wake a sleepwalker is a myth.
Whales and dolphins can literally fall half asleep. Their brain hemispheres alternate sleeping, so the animals can continue to surface and breathe.
Dreaming is related to bursts of electrical activity that blow through the brain stem every 90 minutes during REM* sleep. Over a lifetime, an average person spends more than six years dreaming, clocking more than 136,000 dreams in all.
*a stage of sleep that recurs several times during the night and is marked by dreaming, rapid eye movements under closed lids, and elevated pulse rate and brain activity
Nobody knows why we dream.
Somniphobia is the fear of sleep.