Infographic: Why Your Body Loves Sleep

Posted On: October 6, 2015

There are three phases of non-REM (rapid eye movement) sleep.

Each stage can last from 5 to 15 minutes. You go through all three phases before reaching REM.

These are some reasons why your body loves and needs sleep.



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