It’s common for dentists to have aquariums because they reduce stress and anxiety. Aquarium Therapy has been shown to reduce stress, insomnia, and high blood pressure; achieving results that are the same, or better than, hypnosis.
There is a disease that takes away your ability to sleep. You sink into horrible psychosis and inevitably die over the course of a few months. There is no cure; there are no viable treatments.
There is a form of insomnia that is progressive and 100% fatal. Sufferers gradually lose the ability to sleep until it is completely impossible. After several months of no sleep, they become unresponsive, mute, and eventually die.
Chronic insomnia is a sleeping disorder that can last longer then a month. Suffers tend to experience hallucinations, muscle fatigue and/or mental fatigue. Some suffers may even view the world in slow motion.
The world’s longest movie, The Cure for Insomnia (1987), runs 85 hours.
Charles Dickens always slept facing north, in an effort to battle insomnia – when he travelled, he would carry a compass with him and move his bed around so it was correctly aligned. He also liked to face north while writing, believing it aided his creativity.