What happens when we sleep?

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For us, sleep is a time of mystery that we know relatively little about. For 8-10 hours a day we totally switch off and our bodies rest and recover from the previous day. So what actually happens when we sleep? And why is it so important that we do?

Why do we need sleep?

Not only does it contribute to good health both mentally and physically, it’s essentially the foundation of everything we do. It benefits our state of mind, improves our physical health and can even help us to avoid illness. Our muscles, tissues and organs all profit from sleep, so why on earth would you not want to head to your bed now and sleep?