Monday, July 15

8 Things That Happen to Your Body While You Sleep

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Your body goes through a number of changes as you sleep, allowing you to get the rest you need for overall health. Sleeping helps the body and brain calm down and participate in healing processes, improving both mental and physical performance.

When you don’t get enough sleep, these essential functions are interrupted, which has an impact on your mood, energy levels, thinking, and concentration. Therefore, it’s important to acquire the necessary amount of sleep, which for adults is between seven and nine hours and for kids and teenagers is a little bit more. 

It is undeniable, however, that when we get enough quality sleep, both our physical and mental health improve, as does our ability to function during the day.

What do we understand about the brain’s functioning while we sleep? Scientists are continually discovering new information about the brain’s activity. Are there any answers, or is it all a complete mystery?

Here are some of the most interesting things that your body does while you are sleeping. 

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