We now know why they say, “Sleep on it and things will be fine!” when you’re worried about something.
The depth of sleep can impact our brain’s ability to efficiently wash away waste and toxic proteins, especially from the brain. Because sleep often becomes increasingly lighter and more disrupted as we become older, the study reinforces and potentially explains the links between aging, sleep deprivation, and heightened risk for Alzheimer’s disease.
Watch this video (56 minutes), wherein Dr Andrew Varga shares the details on research showing how deep sleep cleans the brain from Alzheimer’s amyloid.
Source: Alzheimers Weekly