Ferdinando Pavoni, an Italian physicist stopped falling asleep in 1890, and never slept over the next 60 years. He had no ill effects on his health or energy levels and went on to live till the age of 80.
During WWI, a Hungarian soldier named Paul Kern was shot in the frontal lobe, making him unable to fall asleep. He lived for years afterwards, and no one knows how.
Astronauts must have good airflow around them when they sleep, otherwise they, “…could wake up oxygen-deprived and gasping for air, because a bubble of their own exhaled carbon dioxide had formed around their heads.”
In the UK (43%), Denmark (50%), Norway (53%) and Sweden (54%) the surveyed pilots reported falling asleep involuntarily in the cockpit while flying. In the UK, a third of the pilots said to have woken up finding their colleague sleeping as well.
Sleeping on the job is acceptable in Japan. It is viewed as exhaustion from working hard. Some people fake it to look committed to their job.
According to Jayne Gackenbach,a psychologist, people who frequently play video games are more likely than non-gamers to have lucid dreams where they view themselves from outside their bodies;they were also better able to influence their dream worlds,as if controlling a video-game character.
A man is forbidden to kiss a woman while she’s asleep in Logan County, Colorado.
Hundreds of years ago most people would go to sleep early, wake up for about an hour in middle of night and do various things, and then go back to bed for a ‘second sleep’.
Republicans are nearly three times as likely to suffer from nightmares as their left-wing counterparts.
Napping improves your stamina, boosts your creativity, reduces your stress, increases productivity, decision making ability, your sex life and much more.