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Lack of Sleep Promotes Alzheimer’s by Preventing Critical Detoxification

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  • A number of studies have linked poor sleep or lack of sleep to an increased risk of Alzheimer’s disease; one reason for this is because your brain’s waste removal system only operates during deep sleep
  • By pumping cerebral spinal fluid through your brain’s tissues, the glymphatic system flushes the waste from your brain back into your body’s circulatory system, from where it can be eliminated
  • During sleep, the glymphatic system becomes 10 times more active than during wakefulness. Simultaneously, your brain cells shrink by about 60 percent, allowing for greater efficiency of waste removal

By Dr. Mercola

Sleep disturbances are endemic in the US, where nearly 40 percent of adults report unintentionally falling asleep during the day in the past month, and five percent report nodding off while driving.


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