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Why do our bodies need sleep?

Sleep provides several benefits. During sleep, the body releases growth hormones, which fix damaged tissues, including the skin. Sleep also reduces the body's amount of stress hormones, adjusts the hormones that control appetite and boosts the immune system.

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