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Bet You Didn’t Know These 7 Fascinating Things That Happen During Sleep!

7 Fascinating Things That Happen During Sleep
A good night’s sleep is equally as important as nutrition in the maintenance of a healthy body. We often take the ability to sleep for granted, because its benefits and advantages are unfortunately not advertised enough.Here are 7 fascinating things that happen inside your body when you sleep:

1. The brains never sleeps

7 Fascinating Things That Happen During Sleep

In fact, your brain is almost as active during the night as during the day!

 

2. Best time for memory storage

7 Fascinating Things That Happen During Sleep

It’s while you sleep that your brain cements the most memories, making them long-term. The important stuff gets stored while the things we don’t really need gets trashed.

 

3. Better sleep, better brain power!

7 Fascinating Things That Happen During Sleep

Connections between brain cells are strengthened or weakened during sleep, depending on how much we used them during the day.

 

4. Your organs slow down during sleep.

7 Fascinating Things That Happen During Sleep

Your liver for example goes from detoxifying during the day to building and synthesizing while you sleep. Your heartbeat and blood pressure drop, and your gastrointestinal system takes a rest break too. That’s why it’s better to avoid big meals before bed.

 

5. You’re paralyzed in REM sleep

7 Fascinating Things That Happen During Sleep

That’s right! Except for eye movement and breathing! Muscle paralysis during this phase of sleep is to prevent you from kicking or running while you’re dreaming. This paralysis only lasts about 20 minutes.

 

6. Hormone production

7 Fascinating Things That Happen During Sleep

You produce growth hormones with a good night’s sleep. Not the performance-enhancing kind of course, but the kind that we need throughout our lives to thrive and grow healthy.

 

7. You do get more beautiful with sleep!

7 Fascinating Things That Happen During Sleep

Beauty sleep isn’t just a saying, it’s true! While you sleep, your body repairs itself. Wrinkle lines smooth out, hair grows longer and thicker, and your skin regenerates itself.

 

 

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