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Somnology is the science of sleep. This means it is the study of what happens to your body and brain when you sleep.

When you sleep, your body and brain do many important things. They repair themselves, clean up waste products, and get ready for the next day.

Somnologists study how people sleep and how different things can affect sleep. They look at things like what happens when people don't get enough sleep, the different stages of sleep, and how dreams work. They also study things like sleep disorders, which are problems that can make it hard for people to sleep well.

By studying somnology, we can learn how to sleep better and how to treat sleep disorders. This can help people feel better and be healthier overall.
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