As someone who suffers from insomnia, I was VERY interested in these:

1. Sleeping pills can be very hazardous to your health. In fact, one study says, "Researchers found that people taking prescribed sleep medications were almost five times more likely to die over the 2.5-year study, compared with those who didn't take sleep medication."

  • 2. Lack of sleep can cause everything from sleep apnea (which makes you stop breathing in your sleep) to stroke and heart failure.
  • 3. It's not just that you can't fall asleep. For some people, it's that every time you start to drift away to dreamland, something that feels like the combo platter of a bolt of lightning and a clap of thunder surges through your body and wakes you up with enough adrenaline to run the Boston marathon. It's not pleasant, to say the least. (Cracked)