Deep sleep may clear the brain of Alzheimer’s toxins, study says. If you didn’t clean your house or your car, the unkempt disorganization would get rather distracting. If you didn’t shower or brush your teeth regularly, your hygiene would quickly plummet and your health would suffer. So why don’t we talk about cleaning our brains, one of the most important organs of the body?
Your brain is the center of your nervous system. It controls thought, memory, emotion, touch, motor skills, vision, respiration and every process that regulates your body. And as we age, it becomes increasingly important to take care of the brain — especially in order to prevent conditions like Alzheimer’s and other neurodegenerative diseases.
So how does one clean the brain? According to a new study published in the journal Science, prioritizing sleep could be the key to eliminating toxins.