While You Are Sleeping,Your Brain is Removing Poison
Now the brain needs less oxygen and less blood flow. At this point the cerebrospinal fluid, clear fluid surrounding the brain, begins to flow in and out like a wave at high tide on the beach. This washing in and out clears the brain of toxins like beta amyloids that naturally collect in the brain and can lead to Alzheimer’s and other diseases. So, if not enough sleep occurs, you’re leaving poison in the brain.
If the brain is not allowed to do its required maintenance because of the lack of sleep, there can be consequences in the future.
You may think that taking a nap will help you catch up on the sleep you lost. Not at all! A nap may be good to temporarily energize you, but nothing takes the place of the lengthy process your brain goes through during 7 – 8 hours of good, uninterrupted sleep!
The bottom line, the proper amount of sleep will reenergize the body’s cells, clear waste from our brain, and assist in our ability to learn and keep our memories.
If you are working from home these days, start practicing getting your 7 – 8 hours, and hopefully, once you return to work you will be in the habit of sleeping longer.
Make sleep a priority!