How Sleep Detoxes Our Brains
Without a doubt,
Some changes in the brain only happen during sleep, including cleaning out fluids that build up in the brain which are linked to Alzheimer's and other diseases. Researchers at the
One of the researchers explains it this way, Live Science reports:
"The brain only has limited energy at its disposal, and it appears that it must [choose] between two different functional states -
awakeand aware, or asleep and cleaning up," Nedergaard said in a statement. "You can think of it like having a house party. You can either entertain the guests, or clean up the house, but you can't really do both at the same time."
This is just another reason why sleep is so important and why we should do what we can to
upgrade our sleep
For a more thorough explanation of how our brains rid themselves of toxins every night, see
this article on io9
Sleep Drives Matabolite Clearance from the Adult Brain (Abstract) | Science via Live Science
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