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Topic: Mind - January 07 2022
Science Behind Sleep and Hormonal Balance

Of course daily activities and eating affect our body’s health and balance, but it’s sleep that restores our body’s balance. Read along to learn about the cycles of our sleep and what hormones are hard at work during sleep hours.

By: Danielle Soto

VIS Creator

Topic: Mind

January 07 2022

There’s a reason for why our parents didn’t want us to have that sleepover the night before a competition: sleep is key for recovery and balance. When we sleep eight hours a night, that sleep is broken down into smaller cycles. According to the Sleep Foundation, our bodies go through four to six sleep cycles each night, averaging about 90 minutes each. Each cycle includes four stages: drift...
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