Friday, October 18, 2013

Sleep and Alzheimer's

According to an article from NPR's Shots, "While the brain sleeps, it clears out harmful toxins, a process that may reduce the risk of Alzheimer's, researchers say." Apparently, researchers noticed that while laboratory mice sleep, their cerebrospinal fluid actually washes out harmful waste from their brains. " of the waste products removed from the brain during sleep is beta amyloid, the substance that forms sticky plaques associated with [Alzheimer's]."

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