Hey guys this is the first Psychology 101 article since the April break. (I can’t believe we’ve only had three school days, it seems we’ve been back for a gazillion years). Since I’m not quite ready to let go of the holidays this article is going to be all about what I miss most: sleep.
What does sleep have to do with psychology?
I’m not entirely sure. I mean, humans need to sleep right? And we all know that we function differently with 1 hour of sleep than we do with 11 hours of sleep. (And when I tried to look up “what does psychology have to do with sleep?” I just found a lot about sleep disorders and sleep psychologists.)
If you don’t know what sleep has to do with psychology….what are you going to write about?
Okay I know my articles are all supposed to be about psychology ~ and I’m pretty sure sleep does connect somehow ~ (just haven’t figured out how. Maybe it’s something to do with cognitive processes but yeah. Shh.) but I’m not going to change my article topic because I am committed now. So let’s just look at some random sleeping fun facts and call it a day?
RANDOM FUN FACTS ABOUT SLEEPING
- Some people actually can sleep with their eyes open (@Jack Whitehall the comedian)
- Sleep deprived adults generally display sluglike or slothlike behaviour whilst sleep deprived children act like dogs who had too much caffeine. (Write in the comments which one you are 😉 (or don’t because I shall not force social interaction on anyone)).
- Before coloured TV was invented lots of people used to dream in black and white!
- Humans spend ⅓ of their life asleep. (Don’t think that’s enough)
- You can’t do anything in your dreams that you haven’t experienced in real life (that’s why people can’t die in dreams).
- Sleep deprivation will kill you faster than food deprivation. SO THIS IS A PSA TO STOP PULLING ALL NIGHTERS. (literally never pulled an all nighter, I love sleep too much).
- Every person you see in your dreams is someone you’ve seen in real life.
- Sleepwalking is actually fairly common in children (huh…I probably could have done a psychology article about sleepwalking. Too late.)
- People are the only mammals that willingly delay sleep. (This is why we should all be cats).
- We naturally feel the most tired at 2am and 2pm. (This is why we should have nap time at school).
- The less sleep you get the hungrier you are.
So yeah. Those are some sleep facts. You’re welcome?