10 Shockingly Weird Things That Happen In Your Sleep

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When we go to sleep, there are all kinds of weird things our bodies do and we’re not talking about snoring and dreaming. The human body is an incredibly complex piece of machinery that does all sorts of things all by itself in order to keep it running like a well oiled machine. Because we’re asleep, we don’t know what it is we’re doing and there are times we’re doing things that are dangerous to ourselves and people around us. Other times, it’s just really, really funny and you’ll want to know what’s going on because it’s something anyone would need to know. Check out 10 shockingly weird things that happen in your sleep and let us know what you think.

You Lose Weight

When you sleep, you burn about 60 calories an hour. This isn’t going to get you ready for swimsuit season, but it can be a nice addition to a healthy lifestyle.

You Work Out Problems

There’s a reason why the phrase “sleeping on it” exists. It’s not about giving yourself more time. Researchers have found a person’s brain will actually work out details and information that we might be blocking out when we’re awake. we can actually wake up with the solution to a problem.

You Grow

There’s a reason why parents want their kids to get 8-9 hours of sleep per night. When kids are asleep, their bodies release growth hormones.

You Text

This trend is relatively new thanks to the cell phones. People feel like they’re on call all day and that can lead to people texting someone while they aren’t fully conscious. Researchers say you should leave your phone out of the bedroom all together in order to avoid this.

You Become Aroused

During REM sleep, your brain orders your body to get more oxygen and blood flow. This rush of blood down below can cause both men and women to become aroused. A small population of people will even have sex while they’re sleeping.

You Hear Explosions

This phenomenon happens to a small percentage of the population but is extremely odd. You will actually “hear” loud noises in your head either just as you’re going to sleep or as you’re waking up. People who suffer from this phenomenon usually have high levels of stress or anxiety.

You Might Talk

Recent studies report about five percent of the population talks when they are sleeping. Sometimes they can try to have conversations and other times it’s just gibberish.

You Fart

When you’re sleeping, your muscles relax. This includes the muscles that you use to hold in farts. You pass gas much easier in your sleep.

You’re Partially Paralyzed

When you hit REM sleep, your body goes into a kind of lock down. This is actually a helpful feature considering this is when you dream. If your body wasn’t paralyzed you’d be jerking and moving all over the place and could hurt yourself and anyone sleeping next to you.

Your Brain Purges Useless Info

Our brain is hammered with information all day long. When we sleep, the brain sorts through important info and jettisons stuff we’ll never need to know again.