We all know how important sleeping is for our body and health. To maintain both mental and physical health and to have enough energy for the whole day we should sleep about 8 hours per day. This way we give our body an opportunity to have a rest.
As a rule, people think that their entire body is sleeping. However, this is not true. For example, our brain works the whole night systematizing all the information we got during the day.
Today we have some really interesting information for you. Here are 10 incredible facts about what happens to your body while you are sleeping, which are hard to believe. Some of them are really impressive!
#1. We can solve our problems
It’s unbelievable but we can solve our problems while sleeping. The thing is that we are thinking about a certain issue for a long period of time and, as it was mentioned above, our brain keeps working at night. Our subconscious gives us the answers to our questions. This method works.
#2. Falling dream
I bet all of us have experienced this strange feeling. It seems like we are falling from a great height. You shouldn’t worry. The thing is that when we fall asleep our heartbeat and breathing slow down, our muscles are completely relaxed and our brain sends us the signals to check if we are alive.
#3. Recurring dreams
There are hundreds of people who see the same dream again and again. This phenomenon can be explained. It happens to make us understand that we should pay attention to something important in our everyday life which we usually neglect.
#4. Sleep apnea
Some people experience this problem. It happens when while sleeping people suddenly stop breathing. Then they wake up and it’s rather hard to fall asleep. This issue can cause problems with the heart. That is why it’s very important to wake those people who are snoring. Old people and those who smoke and suffer from obesity are more inclined to suffer from sleep apnea.
#5. Exploding head syndrome
This syndrome can occur when people are falling asleep or waking up. People who suffer from this issue hear imaginary loud noises, something like explosions. It isn’t harmful to your health but can cause stress and negative emotions. EHS happens because of a sudden surge or neural activities in the brain.
Well, sleepwalking is a rather common thing. People can do usual things while sleeping. They can even leave the house. After these people wake up, they don’t remember what they were doing. This phenomenon is more common among children. Scientists still have no explanation for this.
#7. Out-of body experience
It is a condition of the human body when the person is not awake and is not asleep. The can see their body as if they are viewing it from a place outside their body. Science still is not able to explain this thing.
#8. Sleep talking
There are many people who talk while sleeping. This phenomenon is common mostly among children and men. According to studies it happens because of stress people feel during the day.
#9. Hypnagogic hallucinations
A sleeping person can hear different sounds and noises which are not there and experience various visual hallucinations. Children, drunk people or those who have a strong imagination are more inclined to suffer from this problem.
#10. Sleep paralysis
There are cases when people wake up at night and can’t move. Some of them experience hallucinations and trouble breathing. We all are paralyzed while sleeping, this is something like security system. This way we do not sleepwalk. However, our brain doesn’t sleep. That’s why this phenomenon happens.
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The BetterMe Team wants you and those close to you to live a healthy, happy life! Your health is a valuable thing; look after your body and your mind so that you can live your life to the fullest – Remember you only get one!
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