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The Importance of the Sleep Stages [Infographic]

Lifestyle & Wellness

It's widely known that getting the proper amount of sleep every night is important to living an overall healthy lifestyle.

What many people may not understand is exactly what's happening to their body while they're asleep. Each stage of your sleep cycle has a specific purpose and it's vital that you cycle through all of the stages fully to avoid any harmful side effects of sleep deprivation.

This infographic explains the sleep stages and why they're each so important: