Sleep Disorders Center
at Trinitas Regional Medical Center  908-994-8694

Sleep Facts
facts about sleep

 In dolphins, only one-half of the brain sleeps at a time, with the other
 half staying awake. This is essential in order to reach the water surface
 to breathe

 Up to 15% of people “sleep walk?br>  

 Approximately 15% of people have restless leg syndrome

 Vehicular crashes are the third leading cause of death and injury in the
 United States, and up to 20% of them are sleep related

 Untreated sleep apnea causes 500,000 motor vehicle crashes annually

 One in 20 men have sleep apnea

 Seizures occur more commonly during sleep than during waking hours

 Many tranquilizers actually decrease deeper stages of sleep that are
  required for the restoration and fresh feeling in the morning

 Jet Lag is worse when traveling toward the East

 Sleep loss of four hours is equivalent to being drunk with a blood alcohol
 level of 0.1%

 One-third of young adults are pathologically sleepy during the day


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