Most people recognise the importance of sleep, according to
Jean Corriveau, author of Sleep Well, Live Well: My Passionate
Journey For Better Sleep. So here are some things that you may not
During a rocking chair marathon Randy Gardner managed to stay awake
for 264 hours (eleven days), breaking the previous record held by
Tom Rounds of 260 hours. Gardner reported hallucinations, paranoia,
blurred vision, slurred speech and memory and concentration lapses
after the sustained period.
It is impossible to tell whether someone is awake or sleeping
without close medical supervision. People can even take naps with
their eyes open without even being aware of it.
It is thought that the ideal time it should take to fall asleep is
between ten and 15 minutes. Anything less than five minutes shows
that you are sleep deprived. Sleep deprivation can cause serious
health implications, such as diabetes and heart conditions.
Posted by Michael Ewing