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Your Brain on Sleep: The Five Stages of Your Sleep Cycle [Infographic]

Have you ever wondered what happens in our brains and bodies while we are sleeping? Want to know how much sleep you really need in order to be productive and alert?
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Have you ever wondered what happens in our brains and bodies while we are sleeping? Want to know how much sleep you really need in order to be productive and alert?

Sleeping helps us to create and consolidate memories, maintain a healthy immune system, and stay energetic when we're awake.

My company teamed up with HubSpot to create the infographic below --it answers the questions above, as well as explaining the science of sleep.

Check it out and learn how sleep impacts your daily performance.

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Jonathan Long is the Founder & CEO of Market Domination Media, an online marketing agency specializing in creative outside the box branding campaigns. Jonathan also created EBOC (Entrepreneurs & Business Owners Community), an online community. Follow him on Twitter.