Sleep is a kind of reboot for the body, during which the body gains strength for the next day. But what happens to our brain at this time?
Scientists say that the brain, unlike the body, does not rest during sleep — it is even more active than during waking moments! During our sleep, he processes the information that came to him during the day and structures it in every possible way, as if laying it out on the shelves.
The body is «paralyzed» during sleep for our own safety — this is due to the fact that in the fast phase of dreams they are very realistic and there is a risk of injuring ourselves, for example, getting out of bed. There are only two phases of sleep: slow and fast, they alternately replace each other so that a person can properly rest, recover and relax. The slow phase is a shallow sleep, when a person sleeps very sensitively, and a deep one, where the body is completely relaxed. It is the quality of the deep phase that determines how well we sleep.
The brain does analytics in sleep, so our dreams are the results of our own experiences, new or old problems and unresolved issues that the brain is trying to solve in such an interesting way. It is not uncommon for the answer to a question that worries a person for a long time to come to him in a dream. It is worth recalling the legend about the famous chemist and scientist Dmitri Mendeleev, who literally came up with the final classification for the periodic table while he was sleeping.
Thanks to the activity of the brain during sleep, the cells of the body are renewed, the structuring of memories and the restoration of energy. The brain is creatively active during this period of time — so if you are trying to catch a brilliant idea, then be sure to think about this problem before bed. Waking up — write down everything that came to your mind immediately after waking up. Perhaps this is how you can discover new abilities in yourself!