(INFOGRAPHIC) Stages of Sleep

Sleep is a huge part of our lives, but how much do you really know about it? Our sleep and dreams are all part of a restorative process our body needs to stay healthy and happy. Here are some of the specifics of how and why we sleep, and how our dreams factor into the cycle.

Infographic by Andi Simons

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Stages of Sleep

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