While we sleep, incredible things happen in our body ...
Decreased body temperature
Before you fall asleep, body temperatureBegins to decline. This is the signal-command for the release of melatonin, which affects your circadian rhythm (the so-called periodic sleep-wake cycle) and determines how much you still lie in bed sleeping. The peak of the temperature drop is around 2:30 in the morning. It is at this time that you start fighting with your spouse for an extra piece of blanket or you press harder against him for extra heat.
At night, as during the day, we lose water throughSweat and exhalation of moist air. However, in the daytime, we constantly make up for the loss of water by taking food. Therefore, weighing in the morning gives the most truthful testimony. Nutritionists even recommend weight loss during sleep, the result, of course, is not the same as from physical exercises, but a couple of extra pounds can be reset. But to lose weight, you need to sleep at least 7 hours. A four-hour sleep will not help achieve results.
In a dream we grow
Intervertebral discs acting as pillowsBetween bones, in a dream, they moisten and become larger, as the weight of the body does not weigh on them. If you sleep on your side in the embryo posture, then because of reducing the load on your back, this will be the most optimal posture for those who want to grow.
Lowering blood pressure and reducing heart rate.
In the process of sleep, the body does not need to work with fullLoad, the intensity of the cardiovascular system is reduced. Due to a night lowering of blood pressure in the heart muscle and the circulatory system, there is time to relax and recover.
Muscles temporarily paralyzed
Do not be frightened, it keeps us from uncontrolled movements and prevents unpredictable injuries if we dream something.
During REM - sleep phase (rapid eye movement)Our eyes move quickly from side to side. This is the phase in which a sudden awakening allows you to remember the dream that has just come about. There is a curious situation: our sleep consists of several cycles of 90 minutes duration. So, it's easier for us to wake up after a dream, a multiple of the number of cycles. That is, we will feel asleep after a sleep of 7.5 hours (five cycles) than after 8 hours (5.3 cycles).
We sleep in a state of sexual arousal
During the fast sleep phase, the brain activates its activity, which causes blood flow throughout the body to increase. Accordingly, the blood flows into the genital area, from which they are excited.
The intestine is released from the gases
During a night sleep, the muscles of the anal sphincterRelax, which facilitates the unhindered escape of gases from the body through the intestine. But do not worry, the sense of smell in a dream is low, the sleeping spouse does not notice anything.
Increases the amount of collagen in the skin
Collagen is a protein that strengthens the bloodVessels and giving the skin elasticity. At night, its development is activated. Moisturizing creams containing retinols, have a beneficial effect on the turnover of collagen in the body. Therefore, they are recommended to use before bedtime, they will additionally stimulate its fight against pigmentation and wrinkles.