When we go to bed and close our eyes, we usually want a goodrelaxand get enough sleep. But sometimes our body decides differently and starts to produce various spontaneous actions, which you, for sure, will be interesting to know.
Well, are you ready to be surprised?
1. Sudden twitchings and even "bouncing"
We are sure that this happened to you at least once. Only you fall asleep and suddenly... a sharp push, you shudder. In fact, this is a common phenomenon that is observed in all and quite often, there is nothing serious about it.
This is a phenomenon known as the "hypnotic impulse which occurs only in a dream. He is called by the preparation of our body for the changes that occur during sleep. All functions and processes slow down, and sometimes the brain regards it as death or falling. Hence the corresponding reaction.
2. Sleep paralysis or sleepy stupor
This is also very common. It occurs only during the phase of deep sleep.These are the moments when we suddenly realize that we are asleep and our dream (as a rule, a nightmare) is unreal, we are desperately trying to somehow act and move, but without success. Hands and feet, as if paralyzed.
This phenomenon can be quite scary, even realizing that it is just a dream. That's why nightmares are always more realistic and memorable..
3. We clench our teeth
This phenomenon is called bruxism, when we creakteethin a dream. This happens because of stress or because of the jaw. The result of this dream is often headaches and dental problems requiring a visit to the dentist.
4. We talk in a dream
Has this ever happened to you? Or with someone who sleeps next to you? This is another very common phenomenon, which can even cause discord in family relationships.We can say in a dream a word or even a phrase, or we can reproduce a whole monologue.
This phenomenon, as a rule, is then forgotten and we can not remember in any way not only what we said, but the process itself, because even to believe in it is difficult. In this case, it is worth trying to drink soothing infusions and decoctions before going to bed.
5. Sexual arousal
This is not surprising, for sure, you noticed for yourself like that. Men often have an erection during the night, this is quite natural and is the norm of a healthy organism: the blood is saturated with oxygen and causes an erection.However, excitation is experienced not only by men.
Sometimes women experience a certain excitement from bright erotic dreams. And the whole thing, of course, in the hormones that are released at night and lead us into this state.
6. We move our eyes
Despite the fact that our eyelids are closed, our eyes do not stop moving, especially in the phase of deep sleep, which we mentioned above. Scientists have not yet come to a consensus as to why this is happening.Many associate this phenomenon with increased nervous stimulation, brain activity, which allows us to organize our memories and information,optimize the memory function.
That is why a very important biological need of the human body is a calm, restoring sleep.
7. At night we are a little higher
Are you surprised? Sure, but do not worry much, we are only a little higher.This is due to the fact that ourspineslightly stretches, slightly pushing the vertebral disks for the necessary hydration, as a result of which our growth increases. By the morning the vertebrae return to their normal position, curious, is not it?
8. During the night the brain self-cleanses
As you can see, sleep is simply necessary for our health and well-being. Especially it is important for our brain, which remains incredibly active at night.
In addition to organizing and classifying all information received, he gets rid of toxins and other substances that he does not need through the lymphatic system.It is at this time that proteins are absorbed that protect our brain and prevent the development of diseases such as Alzheimer's.
9. Growth hormone is produced in children
To grow, children need sleep. This is due to the fact that growth hormone is produced only in a dream, and it allows our muscles and bones to grow in size.For adults, sleep is also useful in terms of tissue regeneration, for good reason they say that sleep treats or that sleep is the best medicine.It means, of course, a deep sleep.
10. In a dream, we grow thin!
It is known that sleep is not "activity" in the conventional sense of the word, on the contrary, rest, but this does not mean that our body does not waste energy. Spends, and very much! In fact, while we sleep our body performs a huge number of its basic functions, for example, it is released from harmful substances, self-cleaning.
If this does not happen, then a fluid retention in the body may occur, the body begins to swell, the kidneys stop working properly, and so on.... so if we do not sleep or sleep badly, then we are at great risk of encountering the above problems. In addition, the hormone ghrelin will begin to be produced. Do you know what he is doing? We have an appetite, so it's worth keeping this in mind.