“Beauty sleep” is actually a real thing.
Your skin rebuilds itself more quickly while you sleep, which can help with tissue repair and cell growth.
Your throat muscles relax—which can also cause snoring.
As you fall asleep, the relaxation of your throat muscles causes the throat to get narrower with each inhale. For some people, this can lead to snoring or even sleep apnea.
Turns out there’s a reason your mouth is dry in the morning.
Salivary flow is reduced during sleep, which makes sense since most of us don’t sleep-eat.
Sleep gives your muscles much-needed R&R.
Keeping your body still gives your muscles a chance to repair themselves, but studies suggest that you don’t need to necessarily be asleep to trigger muscle rebuilding.
Your heartbeat slows down while you sleep.
The heart rate decreases by between 10 and 30 beats per minute during sleep, which makes your blood pressure go down and keeps you relaxed.
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