A Brainy Reason To Get Enough Sleep

Lynn Dorman, Ph.D. // Health


October 19  

sleepingWe all know we need sleep.

And now we know more as to WHY we need sleep….

Because our brains are cleaned during sleep!

 Recent research has shown that:

Cells in the brain, probably the glial cells which keep nerve cells alive, shrink during sleep. This increases the size of the interstitial space, the gaps between brain tissue, allowing more fluid to be pumped in and wash the toxins away.


So make sure you get that sleep – don’t skimp on it…your brain will thank you.

Thoughts? Comments?




    • Hi Peggy and thank you. I learned years ago that we need sufficient sleep and I try to get what my body needs. Now I see why it is so important – or more of why.


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    About the Author

    Native of NYC who moved a lot, got several degrees, and has been a lifelong writer and reader... I am interested in many things - and I write [and teach] about them - especially the human lifespan and healthy aging

    Lynn Dorman, Ph.D.