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What is sleep?

what is sleep?

We spend a third of our lives sleeping and we know that it is a fundamental component of our health, but what is it?

In this video we begin to unpack this question and consider a few interesting facts about sleep.

Did you know?

  • Some functions of the brain and body are actually more active when we are asleep than when we are awake!
  • A large part of our understanding about the function of sleep comes from our understanding of what happens to us when we don’t sleep.
  • When we sleep, we experience changes to our brain activity, heart rate, breathing, and body temperature.

Conversation starter

  • How would you explain to a child what sleep is?
  • Do you have an interesting fact about sleep that you would like to share?
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