As the years pass, more and more is being discovered about the sleeping mind and what happens during that mysterious twilight period of unconsciousness.

CosyCo will take you through some strange-but-true facts about snoozing, dreaming and everything in between!

#1. Within 10 minutes of waking up, you've forgotten around 90% of your dream.

#2. Humans are the only mammals that actively delay or put-off going to sleep.

#3. People who are born blind have more nightmares than those who have normal vision.

#4. To get optimal sleep, aim for 8 or 9 hours a night.

#5. That feeling of falling and flinching yourself awake is called a hypnic jerk.

#6. If you want to wake up from a nap without feeling groggy, limit your snooze time to no longer than 40 or 50 minutes.

#7. If you become blind in your lifetime, your ability to have visual dreams may fade as time passes.

#8. Randy Gardener set the record for the longest time without sleep, staying awake for 11 days and 25 minutes.

#9. Ever seen your dog twitching, barking or licking in its sleep? It's likely that your four-legged friend also dream and experience sleep cycles that are similar to humans.

#10. According to neuroscientist Matthew Walker, every serious disease that can kill us is linked to a lack of sleep.

#11. Cats sleep for up to 16 hours a day and spend two-thirds of their life asleep.

#12. It should take you around 10 to 20 minutes to fall asleep, any longer and you could be sleep deprived.

#13. You feel the most tired at 2 a.m. and 2 p.m.

#14. According to a sleep study, "Inadequate sleep exerts a similar influence on our brain as drinking too much."

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