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All The Things You Didn't Know Were Happening In Your Sleep

03/17/2016 02:04 pm ET | Updated Mar 17, 2016

By this point, you know sleep is good for you. You know the many benefits of sleep (better heart health, a stronger immune system and even a better sex life, to name a few); how long you should sleep (seven to eight hours per night); and even what you shouldn’t do before you sleep (like use electronics).

But do you know what happens while you actually sleep?

We didn’t think so.

To shed light on what goes down while your eyes are closed, we partnered with Sleep Number to reveal some of the incredible and transformative inner workings of your body during sleep.

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As you sleep, your body is hard at work, setting you up for another successful day. That’s why Sleep Number® is committed to helping individuals get their best possible sleep. Sleep Number® beds adjust to your ideal level of firmness, comfort and support -- your Sleep Number® setting.

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