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What Your Body Actually Does While Sleeping — Wowza!

Even despite efforts to monitor what happens during our sleep cycles (ahem, checking our Jawbone every AM), we don’t have a full grasp on everything that goes down while we’re getting shuteye. Well, our friends over at Huffington Post Healthy Living have put together a handy-dandy rundown of sorts that explains the processes that occur while we’re tucked away dreaming.
Nope, your body doesn’t just throw in the towel for the night, there are complicated rhythms that occur every 90 minutes nonstop. From minute one to R.E.M., click through to HuffPost to get the skinny on sleep before you hit the hay.