Our modern lifestyles might keep us from getting in the recommended eight hours every night, but time and time again, research shows us how important our circadian rhythms are for our health—from our gut microbiome to weight loss to overall brain health. In terms of the latter, it can be difficult to understand what parts of our brain are benefiting from sleep—and how these processes work.
A new study published in the journal Science, however, is now able to explain how our brains wash away toxins as we sleep. Experts have already discussed how our brains go through a “self-cleaning” process as we get some much-needed shut-eye, which is why a good night’s sleep is most likely to give you way better results than that grueling “all-nighter.”
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