Why is sleep important and are you getting enough of it?

Laura Lewis and her team of scientists have done a study and the “results show how our bodies clear toxins out of our brains while we sleep.”

When we sleep, metabolic byproducts like beta amyloid — the protein that’s associated with Alzheimer’s Disease — get washed away from the areas of our brain where they can cause problems and are carried away through our cerebrospinal fluid.

“It’s telling you sleep is not just to relax,” says Maiken Nedergaard, a neurologist. “Sleep is actually a very distinct function.”

Here are some tips to help you get enough sleep every night. Remember, it’s a learning process. If they don’t work for you right away, do your best to maintain good sleep hygiene and let your body catch up with your good habits.

Article: Scientists Now Know How Sleep Cleans Toxins From The Brain