• Question: When you fall asleep, you dont move (much) when infact your brain is really alive?

    Asked by annabelbutcher to Suzi on 24 Jun 2011.
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      Suzi Gage answered on 24 Jun 2011:

      Hi @annabelbutcher

      good question! Although the brain is quite active while you’re asleep, it’s active in a very different way to when you’re awake. The reason you don’t move much is thought to be that your body gets temporarily paralysed to stop you from acting out your dreams!

      Someone else asked me about the stages of sleep – have a look here:

      Hope this helps, let me know if you’d like more info!