How We Sleep
By: Brandon S.
What really goes on
Sleeping may seem like an involuntary act, or something you do. Lay down, close your eyes, and count sheep until you doze off. But in reality there is much more to it than just tricks your parents taught you were little to make your brain shut off and fall asleep. Actually, the brain is constantly active, but in different ways when you are asleep. It releases chemicals known as hormones throughout the whole process and helps you recover while asleep. In fact, while asleep you brain amplifies and delivers different brain waves and pulses. Weird, right? so there is more to the brain and your sleep that just nice dreams of rainbows and unicorns.
Hormones and what they do
A picture of your Pineal Gland, location, and function
A picture of the sleep cycle and how it works
A picture of your Adrenal Gland, location, and function.