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12 Bizarre Things That Happen When You Sleep

"I lost weight?!"

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    1. You lose weight! When you sweat while sleeping, your overall body weight drops a small amount!

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    2. Your heart rate drops since your heart does not have to work as hard to circulate blood.

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    3. Both men and women commonly experience arousal during REM sleep... the brain is VERY active.

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    4. Your body temperature drops! This tells your brain to release melatonin which helps you fall asleep!

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    5. 70% of people experience body spasms that could jerk you awake and happen several times before sleep!

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    6. Your eyes twitch during REM sleep which is when your brain is active. Scientists are not entirely sure why this happens.

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    7. You get taller! The load on your spine is less, causing spine discs to rehydrate, making you taller!

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    8. Skin produces more collagen when sleeping!

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    9. You pass gas! Muscles loosen during the night, making it easier to pass gas!

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    10. REM sleep can cause many odd problems like sleep talking!

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    11. The muscles in your body become paralyzed while sleeping! This keeps you safe or else you'd act out your dreams!

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    12. Exploding head syndrome! Waking up to a loud noise however there is no external sound.

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