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National Public Sleeping Day

February 28 is National Public Sleeping Day!

Some people don’t need a holiday to tell them to take a snooze in a public place; you know because you’ve seen them sleeping in the park, on the bus, or somewhere else random. For the rest of us, however, National Public Sleeping Day is a real treat. Get outside your comfort zone and take a quick nap on a park bench, on the train, or (ideally) on the beach.

Did You Know?

Humans sleep on average around three hours less than other primates such as chimps, rhesus monkeys, squirrel monkeys and baboons, all of whom sleep for 10 hours.

Teenagers need as much sleep as small children (about 10 hrs), while those over 65 need the least of all (about six hours). For the average adult aged 25-55, eight hours is optimal.

The record for the longest period without sleep is 18 days, 21 hours, 40 minutes during a rocking chair marathon.

Sources: WikiHow, ABC

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