What Happens When You Sleep? The Crazy Things Your Body Does! [Infographic]

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We all know that in order to stay active and productive across the working week, we must eat well, exercise and get plenty of sleep. While all three are equally important to keep fit, healthy and energised, we seem to know a great deal more about eating and exercising than we do sleep. So what else should you know about Healthy living?

Exhausting Healthy Living

For those who have taken at least a marginal interest, there has always been somewhere to learn more about healthy living.

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Whether you watch television or read health magazines, there’s always a platform ready to educate us on healthy living.

However, it would be fair to say that in recent years, the healthy lifestyle has become unavoidable.

Thanks to the internet and social media, in particular, it is almost impossible not to have an exercise of diet tip thrust upon us during the day.

Nikola Gjakovski makes a number of great points discussing whether the world’s fitness addiction has gone too far in this post on Life Hack.

The Lack of Sleep Knowledge

Despite the fact that sleep is just as important to our overall well-being as our diet and exercise, we all seem to know remarkably little about it.

The one fact we often see being discussed is that it is recommended that adults get 8 hours of sleep every night.

However, there are plenty of new research to both agree and disagree with this. Just take a look at this article from the Daily Mail for more information on the subject.

Aside of this, we seemingly know very little about what happens to our bodies as we sleep. One of the most common topics of discussion is dreams.

Dreams are something we all experience pretty regularly, however, the majority of us simply choose to ignore them.

If you’d like to know a little more, take a look at this interesting post from Everyday Health which helpfully explains 5 scientific facts about dreams.

The Crazy Things Your Body Does

It would be easy to assume that when we go to sleep, the rest of our body follows suit. This is actually far from true.

Now you can discover all of the weird and wonderful things your body gets up to whilst we catch some well-earned Zs. Take a look at the new sleepypeople.com infographic below!

It’s called ‘What Happens When You Sleep? The Crazy Things Your Body Does’ and makes for a very interesting read.

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