The most famous record for sleepless nights kept the 17-year-old Randy Gardner from the United States who has managed to stay awake entire 264 hours for the purpose of scientific research in 1964.

Every evening, we close the eyes and fall asleep. If we take into consideration the fact that people on average live 78 years, approximately we spend 26 years with the eyes closed. We bring you interesting facts about sleep that you did not know.

The most famous record for sleepless nights kept the 17-year-old Randy Gardner from the United States who has managed to stay awake entire 264 hours for the purpose of scientific research in 1964.

There is a fear of sleep, which is called “Clinophobia”, which is an intense fear of going to bed. Fortunately, this fear is a rare occurrence.

Did you know that it takes only 4 days without sleep to start hallucinate? Anyone who has tried to break this record, will confirm this fact.

Another interesting fact is associated with awakening. In fact, have you ever woke up a few minutes before the alarm sounds? If your answer is yes, you can thank a small hormone in the body called “adrenocorticotropin“.

This hormone is considered a human internal alarm that is activated a few hours before waking. Scientists believe that this hormone prepares the body for stressful and strenuous activities that follow throughout the day.

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