7. YOU’RE PARALYZED

During REM sleep, the only active muscles are the ones moving your eyes and controlling your breathing. Though the muscle paralysis phase is only 20 to 30 minutes, it keeps you from acting out your dreams – and giving your innocent bed partner a swift kick or punch (that’s not nice.)

8. YOU’RE CHURNING OUT GROWTH HORMONES

During non-REM (NREM) sleep, our bodies will produce the hormones we need throughout life. Growth hormones, thyroid hormones, adrenocorticotropic hormones, follicle-stimulating hormones, and other types are released during sleep.

9. WE’LL SPEND 122 “DAYS” OF THE YEAR SLEEPING

Well, if you consider the average person, who (statistics show) gets somewhere around 8 hours of sleep per night, they’ll sleep the equivalent of 122 days out of the year.

If you think we humans sleep a lot, consider cats. Our feline friends spend about two-thirds of their lives conked out!

 

H/T : Powerofpositivity