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15 Unexpected Things That Happen When You Are Sleeping

Sleep, the word itself gives such a wonderful feeling. Isn't it?  It is a peaceful state when we are into deep introspection, full of dreams and imagination. It's a relaxing condition when we're into extreme contemplation. But do you know when you are dozing, what you do? Your body system does all the creepy and uncanny things. Don't worry. They are normal yet strange. 

Read the weird things people do when they're sleeping.

15 Unexpected Things That Happen When You Are Sleeping

15 Unexpected Things That Happen When You Are Sleeping

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1. Your eyes flutter.

1. Your eyes flutter.

During rapid eye movement (REM) your eyes twitch from side to side. This is the phase when you're dreaming and your eye responds to the change of the scene within your dream. This explains the reason why blind people experience eye movements during sleep. 

2. Creates an explosion

2. Creates an explosion

When you're asleep; you may hear the sound of crash or bang almost like a gunshot. It's painless yet frightening. Usually, old people above 50 years of age are victims of hearing explosions as they are drifting off to sleep. 

3. Your sense of smell declines

3. Your sense of smell declines

You cannot smell when you're asleep. You may smell the fragrance of fresh flowers when you're wake up, but the smell of flowers can't wake you up because your sense of smell has gone when you sleep. 

4. You are sexually aroused

4. You are sexually aroused

Both men and women are aroused sexually, and this happens to prevent the body from going into a comatose state.

5. Your body paralyzes.

5. Your body paralyzes.

Scary, Isn't it? Your body muscles are paralyzed when you are sleeping. The paralysis episodes may last for a few minutes in the morning in some people. This issue can be solved by taking proper sleep and reducing stress. 

6. You lose weight

6. You lose weight

When you're sleeping, you tend to lose water by perspiring and breathing out humid air. You might think this happens in the day too, you're right, but since you are eating and drinking when you're awake which negates any weight loss. This is the reason you are advised to take 7-8 hours of sleep in a day. 

7. You pass gas easier

7. You pass gas easier

When you're asleep, your anal sphincter muscles relax. This makes easier to pass gas. You may become conscious if you're sleeping with your consort. But don't worry, Your sense of smell is already gone when you're sleeping. 

8. Collagen production in your skin increases. 

8. Collagen production in your skin increases. 

Collagen is protein that gives skin its elasticity. Your growth hormone releases collagen hormone which tells fat cells to release energy stores as you are in a fasting state. Therefore, it's always advised to use moisturizing facial creams that contain retinoids which boost collagen production and fights with pimples, fine lines wrinkles, and combats other skin problems. 

9. Your throat narrows.

9. Your throat narrows.

Why do some people snore? And it's so annoying, right? But they can't help it. It's because when we sleep our throat muscles relax, and it becomes narrow. Some people's throat become too narrower and they tend to snore. 

10. Cook up stories

10. Cook up stories

Why do we dream and what does our dream mean? If you're expecting an answer, I'm sorry. It's still a mystery. We may often mix our dreams with reality and go off the wall. We often contemplate about our dreams and cook up own stories 

11. Sleep talking

11. Sleep talking

It is a sleep disorder found in 5% of the population and more in children than adults and in men than women. It is called Somniloquy. However, you may not even realize you're doing it. It happens due to stress, depression or due to illness. 

12. You get a falling sensation.

12. You get a falling sensation.

The random falling jerks happen to 70% of the people. The falling sensations are also called hypnic jerks. This happens because of the left out daytime energy that burst out into random movements. Another reason may be due to relaxation of muscles which creates  confusion in the brain and the brain thinks you're falling so it signals you to "catch yourself."

13. Your body temperature drops.

13. Your body temperature drops.

You tend to lose your body temperature just before you are about to fall asleep. Your body temperature is the lowest at around 2:30 am. This drop is the signal to brain to release melatonin which is responsible for your sleep and wake up time. 

14. Your body releases growth hormones.

14. Your body releases growth hormones.

You know there is a scientific concept behind beauty sleep? Due to low glucose level present during sleep, Your body releases growth hormones which help muscles, tissues and bones to regenerate. This is the reason why we're told to go to bed early so we can get full night's rest. 

15. Sleep walking.

15. Sleep walking.

Very few people are victim of sleep walking. Just before the REM sleep, when you mind has fallen into a subconscious state. You may walk down to hall or to the parking area to drive a car. Most of the actions are part of your routine. It is a bit dangerous. Consulting a physician may solve this issue. 

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