#teamnosleep is trending on twitter all over America right now, so Midphase thought we’d give nationwide insomniacs something to read while they’re wide awake…
The longest anyone has ever gone without sleep is 18 days, 21 hours and 40 minutes.
The average new parent loses around 500 hours of sleep because of their newborn baby.
DreamOn is the name of the app that claims it can help you choose which type of dreams you want to have before you fall asleep. If you stay awake for 17 hours, your body starts to behave like it’s drunk. Your performance is impaired in basic tasks in a similar way to if you’d had a glass of wine.
Taking 30 minutes of exercise every day can help you feel more awake during the day.
It’s not true that all adults need 8 hours of sleep a night to be at their best. Sleep needs vary from person to person, some adults might need 9 or 10 others need far less.
Bees aren’t always busy. They sleep like the rest of us – usually in the hive, but sometimes they just conk out on the petals of flowers.
The tiny red standby button on your television can disrupt a sleep cycle.
Body temperature is closely linked to the sleep/wake cycle.
If you’ve not had enough sleep during a 5-day working week, alcohol will affect you more than normal. In fact, three drinks will have the same effect as six.
Sarah Holt is a journalist and author. Her work has been published in the Guardian and The Observer, among other places. After hours, she’s a bookworm, a chocoholic, and a serial bubble bath taker. She’s addicted to travelling and spas. Her philosophy for life is live and let live. You can tweet her at
@sarahholt01 or find her on Google+.
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