Have you ever realized why you need to sleep? This is not just to survive, your brain actually clears and cleans itself while you sleep.
During sleep the brain actually clears out all of the toxins you have accumulated while you were awake. The cellular structure of the brain changes while your sleeping. One study that was published shows that the brain cells actually shrink during sleep. This therefore, creates gaps between the tissues, allowing the neurological waste to be pushed out and flushed away.
The waste removal system is referred to as the lymphatic system. The lymphatic system is found to be ten times more active when a person is sleeping. The brain flushes the waste through the cerebrospinal into a fluid like form. This same fluid is the fluid that brings nutrients to the brain.
Getting enough sleep actually lowers your risk of getting Alzheimer’s. As a topic that many people are aware of , it’s an open discussion that when you do not receive enough sleep your brain can become clouded and increases your risk of Alzheimer’s.
The brain flushes out these proteins during sleep called beta amyloid proteins. If your brain is healthy, these are flushed away, if not it creates a sticky plaque. The plaque is found is many patients who have been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s.
Also memory impairment is caused by not getting enough sleep. Mathew Walker, a neuroscientist , involved in a study; found that having an increasing amount of beta amyloid proteins in the brain, led to not being able to achieve a deep sleep. It also impacted the memory. The less sleep you get, the less likely you are to have a low level of beta amyloid proteins. Your brain health will begin a very vicious cycle and begin to deteriorate.
Bedtime habits that could harm your brain; neuroscience experts suggest that people who pay better attention to their sleep hygiene are more likely to also focus on their diet and exercise more presciently.
Keeping a smart phone (cell phone) close to your head, emits signals that have the capability of adversely reconstructing brain cells and preventing the process of cleaning out neurotoxins in the body.
The brain needs about 6-8 hours of sleep each night. If getting enough sleep each night is a challenge for you , try and take a twenty minute nap each day. It will boost your brains memory and capacity for learning. Research suggests that the brain actually has limitations. Even if we would like to believe otherwise. Go get some sleep! Happy sleeping 💤 😴
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