Sleep is essential for each and every one of us, that is something we can’t keep running without. What happens when we go to sleep? The first thing that comes to mind is that our body rests and gets energized for the next day. Yes, that is true, but what else?

Has it ever occurred to you that there are some things that happens to you in your sleep that it is difficult to explain? We are not talking about dreams or nightmares here, something else is meant.

To cut the long story short we are going to talk about 10 curious but pretty common things that happen to us while we sleep. Rest assured, you haven’t heard about those before or at least didn’t know how to explain those.

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Credit: Pixabay

#1 Sleep paralysis

How many of you experienced that feeling in the middle of the night, lying wide awake but not being able to move? If we lived in the middle ages we would be told that there was a demon sitting on our chest, but these days the explanation is less evil. It happens because while you sleep your muscles are turned off so to speak while the brain is awake.

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#2 Hypnagogic hallucinations

That is something that happens to most people when they are neither awake nor asleep yet. The images you see are often scary or otherworldly, but there is nothing to be afraid of.

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Credit: Pixabay

#3 Sleep talk

Many of you have experience talking in your sleep, but none of you know why. Scientist discovered that this happens primarily to people who are under some stress, this kind of dealing with it in your sleep.

#4 Dream within a dream

To tell you the truth science still does not know why such a thing happens, but some people say that people experienced are more open to different spiritual practices.

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#5 Sleepwalking

Quite opposite to sleep paralysis experience. In this case brain is turned off while muscles are not. Usually people who experience sleepwalking do not realize or remember it.

#6 Exploding head syndrome

This complex name only means that you wake up all of the sudden due to a loud sound. Usually it is all in your head, there is nothing to worry about.

#7 Recurring dreams

It happens so sometimes that same dream keeps repeating and you start wondering what is going on. In fact, such dreams are closely connected with your real life, it is your subconscious telling you what to pay attention to in real life.

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#8 Falling onto the bed

Sometimes we wake up with a feeling that someone just threw us on the bed from up high. That happens due to something similar happening in the dream, your brain perceives it as a deadly threat and checks if you are still alive, sending a signal to all the muscles.

#9 Out-of-body experience

This phenomenon is pretty rare and inexplicable, but some people claim being able to leave their bodies.

#10 Enlightenment during sleep

It happens often that there is a situation in life we can’t find solution to. And then suddenly the answer comes in our sleep. That happens because, we know answer but it hasn’t reached your conscious level yet.

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