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What Happens To Your Body When You Sleep?

Improve your sleep quality for a better life altogether.

Find out what happens to your body when you sleep.

You do it every day (or at least you should) and it is what gives you that recharged feeling after a few hours. Sleeping is incredibly important to stay healthy, stay fit and more, but let me guess: you don’t know what happens to your body when you sleep, right? At least not fully.

This is when we can turn to science and other professionals to explain to us in simpler terms what happens when we close our eyes. And for that, we look at what Max Posternak has to say.

Max Posternak is the founder of Gravity Transformation, a website focused on giving tips and training guidance for people looking to improve their fitness and lose weight. His YouTube channel has over 4 million subscribers.

He shared a video explaining what happens to your body when you sleep. Check it out.

What happens to your body when you sleepSource: Александар Цветановић / Pexels

What happens to your body when you sleep

So, what happens to your body when you sleep? Your body will replace billions of cells, repair broken-down muscle tissue, release hormones, and your brain will process all the new information gathered during the day. But that is not all.

Sleeping affects many different aspects of one’s life such as how fast you age, your energy levels, and your ability to burn fat and build muscle.

Posternak explains that there are four stages that your body is in while asleep.

  • 1st stage – the transition between wakefulness and sleep
  • 2nd stage – body goes into a state of deeper relaxation
  • 3rd stage – deep sleep
  • 4th stage – REM or rapid eye movement

Posternak mentions that the 3rd stage is the most important from a muscle-building perspective.

He also talks about dream paralysis, testosterone, human growth hormone, cortisol, waste removal, and lowering the temperature.

To fully understand what happens to your body when you sleep, click on the video below shared by Max Posternak.

VIDEO – What happens to your body when you sleep

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