The digestive system slows down, too.
This is why they tell you not to eat right before sleeping—the digestive system gets slower while you rest, so your food isn’t immediately converted into energy.
Your appetite hormones are regulated.
Your sleeping body suppresses ghrelin (a hunger hormone) and stimulates leptin (a hormone that controls your appetite).
Sleeping may help you ace that test.
An all-nighter might not be the best bet before your big test—sleeping may be related to creating brain pathways for memory and learning.
It’s good for your mind, too.
Sleeping allows not just your body but also your mind to rest, giving you the energy you’ll need to get through the day. You’ll be sharper and better prepared to make tough decisions.
Stress hormone levels are different while you’re sleeping.
Scientists say that this can help alleviate inflammation, which is linked to diabetes, heart disease, and other conditions.
Keep reading to learn more jaw-dropping sleep facts.