Why do we need sleep?
To sleep, perchance to clean? Our need for sleep is very real. In findings that give fresh meaning to the old adage that a good night’s sleep clears the mind, a new study shows that a recently discovered system that flushes waste from the brain is primarily active during sleep.
Scientists have just discovered a new, very important reason for you to get a good night’s sleep. For the first time, they’ve actually been able to see the brain physically cleaning itself while you’re catching ZZZs!
What happens when you don’t sleep? And why do we need to do it anyway?
Hank explains the science of sleep: the cause, the benefits, and who holds the record for going without it!
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Some benefits of sleep
- According to a study published by Nature, you could help solve your problems more creatively by getting a good night’s sleep. Scientists found that as the human brain restructures new memories during sleep, it also helps us become more insightful.
- Maintaining or losing weight can become more difficult with sleep loss.
- A study published in The Journal of the American Medical Association suggests that sleep loss may increase hunger and affect the body’s metabolism.
- We should be spending, on average, about one-third of our lives sleeping. But the National Sleep Foundation‘s “Sleep in America” poll shows that 60% of American adults have problems sleeping.
- And, not surprisingly, according to the Center for Disease Control, the best medicine for fighting off the flu is a good night’s sleep. The body produces more natural disease fighters necessary to fight off germs while you’re sleeping.