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While You Sleep, These 10 Surprising Things Are Happening To Your Body

Written By ALLYSON SOUZA

We all sleep. It’s literally necessary to our survival. And, if we’re very lucky, we sleep for at least eight hours per night — although this isn’t always the easiest amount of time to guarantee.

While there never seems to be enough hours in the day, it’s very important to try to put a decent amount of time aside for sleep. There’s nothing like a good night of sleep to get your system feeling good again. Whether you’re feeling sick or just run down from your everyday life, sleep is the cure. A little bit of extra sleep can truly go a long way!

Not only does it improve your mood, however, there are a lot of little things that go on with your body throughout the night that are beneficial to your health. Additionally, sleeping also does some unexpected and wacky things to your body.

As you’re about to read below, there’s also a lot more going on with your body during the night than you could’ve ever imagined.

#1: You Get Colder

#1: You Get Colder

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According to Michael Breus, PhD, who is a clinical psychologist and sleep specialist, just prior to falling asleep, your body temperature begins to drop. This decrease in temperature tells your body to release melatonin and signals to your body that it’s time for bed.

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