We spend a third of our lives sleeping...

Sleep is a wonderful, magical and endlessly fascinating beast; here are our top five fabulous facts about slumber (that hopefully won’t put you to sleep)!

  • Elephants and horses must lie down to experience REM sleep.
  • Sneezing does not occur whilst you are asleep.
  • Dolphins can stay awake for more than two weeks at a time as only part of their brain ‘sleeps’ at any one time.
  • Before alarm clocks, you could hire a ‘knocker up’, whose job it was to tap on your door or window at an allocated time until you awoke.
  • There is a word for finding it difficult out of bed in the morning. It’s dysania.
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