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Interesting Facts About Sleep

Sleep problems are becoming more common in today’s society because of the increased amounts of stress from the injured economy and large number of high sugar/caffeinated drinks available on the market.  Sleep is a natural function that the body needs to properly operate and maintain a healthy status.  For the time being though, lets put away the scientific discoveries and medical research projects that we usually report on and focus on some fun and interesting sleep related facts.

Sleep Savvy Magazine, a magazine for sleep products and professionals, published an article in this month’s edition titled: 10 curious facts about sleep.  The NSF (National Sleep Foundation) also reported on this article and came up with their favorite 5 facts from the writing.  Here are some great informative facts from the post/article that we want to share with you.

The first fact that grabbed our attention pertained to an area in our sleep center about newborn babies.  A new baby typically results in 400-750 hours of lost sleep for parents in the first year.  This is an important fact to monitor because sleep problems can easily develop once a newborn is brought into the family.

Snoring occurs only in non-REM sleep.  If your partner is making all of that noise at night, they’re most likely not in their deep sleep stage known as REM sleep.

REM sleep may help developing brains mature.  Premature babies have 75% REM sleep- 10% more than full-term babies.  We know that sometimes it can be hard to let go of your baby, but they need sleep to properly develop.

These are just a few of the curious facts that are in this month’s edition of Sleep Savvy Magazine.  Check out the rest in our included screen-shot of the magazine for better sleeping results.

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