Why Our Brains Need Sleep, and What Happens If We Don’t Get Enough

In our fast running lives, defined by deadlines, necessities and accumulating  personal and work commitments, it is easy to give in to the temptation of increasing the length of our active daytime and sacrificing an hour or two of our sleep. This post is to remind us of the vital importance of the sleeping state, during which we consolidate memories, clean out toxins in the brain that accumulate during waking hours and prepare to tackle adequately unexpected future situations. The article from NeuroscienceNews.com linked below explore why sleep is so important and what happens when we don’t get enough. Here is the link to the original article.

Source: Leonie Kirszenblat – The Conversation
Publisher: Organized by NeuroscienceNews.com.