Brain and Disease
In a study done with mice, researchers found significant changes of blood flow during sleep.

They looked at the blood flow during non-REM and discovered that small branches of arteries were much more dilated than when the mice were awake. Okay, but what does this mean? I’ll tell you!

This means that the dilated blood and increase of blood flow may help the brain move waste products out of the brain. This could help explain why sleep disturbances can possibly lead to Alzheimer’s and Dementia.

If the brain is unable to clear the waste due to lack of sleep, the neural waste fluid has nowhere to go. More studies are needed but in the meantime, let’s get to sleep!

Sleep tip of the day: the optimal sleeping temperature is between 60-67!

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