Are You Sleeping?
Many of us put off sleep when other things seem more important. However, if you knew how essential sleep is for you, you would think twice about this.
Jeff Iliff explains why sleep is so important. Why? When the brain is awake, it puts of cleaning your brain waste.
To fuel your body, it is essential to supply it with nutrients and oxygen, however in order to do so, we must be asleep. Let me explain… When we are asleep, it is the only time that our brain clears its waste through the CSF (Cerebrospinal fluid: a clear bodily fluid found in the brain and spine). CSF rushes only in the sleeping brain; and when we are awake, nothing is being cleared, but put off until the brain actually ‘sleeps’.
Sleep is the answer to waste clearance, and when we do not sleep, waste such as Amyloid beta is built up, which can contribute to development of brain disease conditions such as Alzheimer’s disease and more.
Take 12 minutes of your time and watch Jeff as he describes what seems to be a very important part of our lives.
Posted on November 18, 2014, in Health, Interesting facts, Uncategorized and tagged Alzheimer's disease, Amyloid beta, brain, Cerebrospinal fluid, CSF, Jeff Iliff, sleep, TED Talk. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.