Evey one of us tends to think of sleep as restful, inactive and quiet. But when you're zoning out, your body is tuned in, doing everything from piecing together dreams to slowing down your kidneys and much more that you didn't expect.

10. Sleep Talking

      It's more common in children than adults and in men than women, and it does happen to about 5 percent of us and it usually is known as "Somniloquy". Sleep Talking is technically a sleeping disorder, but may not bother you at all and the fact is , you won't know that you're talking in your sleep. Somniloquy(Sleep Talking) has yet to be explained and can occur in any stage of sleep. Sometimes, when you sleep lightly, you can hear your own voice. Talking in your sleep can usually occur by episodes of stress, depression and illness, or occur alongside other sleep issues, such as sleep apnea.

9. Creates an Explosion

    It's rare sleeping disorder and people who deal with exploding head syndrome will hear a loud sound like crash or bang or almost like a gunshot,  just as they're drifting off to sleep. It's painless but may frighten you and tends to occur in adults over 50.

 8. Makes Up Stories

     If you're awoken after a vivid dream, you will wonder if it was real-- or why your mind created that crazy mishmash of a story. Despite much studying into dreaming and many hypotheses about why we dream and what dreams mean, the nuts and bolts of this everyday happening are still a mystery. Till today, scientists have not yet figured why we dream as we do, or found a proven process that would explain the content of our dreams.

7. Slows Down Your Kidneys

    Kidneys main function is to clean out dirt and to filter toxins from our bloodstream and to produce urine. As you sleep, the filtering action of these organs slows, so that less urine is produced.( And this is the reason your urine is usually so dark the first time you pee in the morning).

6. Grinds Your Teeth

    Bruxism(teeth Clenching or Grinding) happens to many people during sleep. It may be exacerbated by stress or a misaligned jaw, but researchers till today haven't pinpointed the correct reason that some people grind only rarely(or never), while others end up with cracked or worn teeth and sore jaw muscles.

5. Narrows Your Throat

    When you're in sleep, your breathing changes and your throat will be narrowed a bit as your muscles relax. Snoring will usually occur when your throat becomes a bit too narrow. The worse part is , sometimes the airway can close completely, causing sleep apnea.

4. Produces Human Growth Hormone

    hgH (human growth Hormone) will help to regenerate muscles, bone, and other tissues.  This helpful hormone will usually produce during the sleep and in its deepest stages, and is thought to be prompted by low blood glucose levels present during sleep. So, there is some science behind the beauty of sleep!

3. Moves Your Eyes

    When you sleep, you will be experienced with five phases of sleep, with REM as the last and most active phase. Once you completed the REM cycle, you'll start the first phase anew. Usually, 70 to 90 minutes after you fall asleep, you will be in REM sleep, and you'll spend about 20% of your time sleeping in this stage. During REM sleep, our eyes dart quickly back and forth, but we typically have no memory of this

2. Jerks You Awake

    Sometimes, it may feel like you're falling from sleep or you may jolt awake, but hypnic jerks(Usually known as hypnagogic jerks) are a natural and common part of falling asleep. This process causes your limb to jerk, perhaps because your body is preparing for the changes that take place during sleep, or perhaps because your body misinterprets the signs of impending sleep as falling. So, thus jerks you in a misguided effort to stay upright. Scientists don't agree on what exactly causes hypnic jerks, but they're typically harmless.

1. Paralyzes You

   REM (Rapid Eye Movement) and is the deepest phase of sleep. when you usually recall a dream, it likely occurred during an REM cycle. In REM stages, muscles in our hands and legs are temporarily paralyzed while we sleep. This paralysis is normal, and it's not same as sleep paralysis, which occurs for a few seconds or minutes after you awaken. In this disorder, the normal paralysis that happens during the sleep holds on for a few scary moments after you wake up. If you experience this, check with your physician; it could be a symptom of narcolepsy.

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