Tag Archives: Sleep

Human errors!

25 Mar

– The 1989 Exxon Valdez oil spill off Alaska, the Challenger space shuttle disaster and the Chernobyl nuclear accident have all been attributed to human errors in which sleep-deprivation played a role.

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Parents and sleep!

23 Mar

– A new baby typically results in 400-750 hours lost sleep for parents in the first year

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Paranoid much?

21 Mar

-The record for the longest period without sleep is 18 days, 21 hours, 40 minutes during a rocking chair marathon. The record holder reported hallucinations, paranoia, blurred vision, slurred speech and memory and concentration lapses.

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Tossing & turning?

6 Mar

When you are sleeping your brain is still active and aware of blood constriction. Your brain will move your body when blood is constricted, causing tossing and turning.

Every time your body moves your sleep stage reverts back to the first stage. You need to get through all 5 stages 8- 12 times a night for a good restorative sleep. Your sleep surface needs to relieve pressure, encouraging optimum blood flow.

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What’s the cause of your anxiety?

4 Mar

Numerous sleep studies performed at Stanford proved that if you don’t have REM sleep at least 4 hours a night you are more susceptible to anxiety, depression and fatigue.
REM sleep is when you’re Brain categorizes and “files” all of the events and drama, traumas of the day..

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Did you know?

1 Mar

1 out of 5 vehicle accidents is due to lack of sleep? Many people think the #1 reason is drunk driving but it is actually sleep deprivation.

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Are you average?

28 Feb

How many times a night do you think you toss and turn? The average person tosses and turns 50-70 times a night