Microsleep is exactly what it sounds like: a tiny sleep, or, to put it more precisely, a several-second episode of unconsciousness. Here's the crazy thing. You don't always notice when it happens.
How Does Microsleep Work?
Can I Really Nap Without Noticing?
What Would Happen If You Stopped Sleeping?
Sleep is pretty important to life.
Key Facts In This Video
People who sleep 6–8 hours per night tend to live longer. 00:23
In some cases, going three days without sleep has resulted in hallucinations. 01:18
Fatal familial insomnia is a rare genetic disease that causes insomnia, dementia, and death. 02:12
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