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10 Ways to Function on Very Little Sleep

Didn't Sleep Much Last Night? 10 Ways to Function Today.

Feeling crummy because you didn't get enough zzzzs? Try drinking water, exercising and, yes, chewing gum.

Scientists Finally Know Why Sleep Deprivation Leads to Mental Sluggishness

Why Lack of Sleep Has a Deleterious Effect on the Brain

Scientists Finally Know Why Sleep Deprivation Leads to Mental Sluggishness

A Lack of This Type of Sleep May Boost Anxiety and Depression

A Lack of This Type of Sleep May Boost Anxiety and Depression

Forget white noise: 'Pink noise' might be the real secret to deeper, more restful sleep and even a boost in memory skills.

The brain uses sleep to wash away the waste toxins built up during a hard day's thinking, researchers have shown. The US team believe the "waste removal system" is one of the fundamental reasons for sleep. Their study, in the journal Science, showed brain cells shrink during sleep to open up the gaps between neurons and allow fluid to wash the brain clean. They also suggest that failing to clear away some toxic proteins may play a role in brain disorders.

Sleep 'cleans' the brain of toxins

The US team believe the "waste removal system" is one of the fundamental reasons for sleep. Their study, in the journal Science, showed brain cells shrink during sleep to open up the gaps between neurons and allow fluid to wash the brain clean.

Eight tips (that really work!) to optimize your sleep | Neurohacker #sleep #health #wellbeinglifestyle #neurohacker

Eight tips (that really work!) to optimize your sleep | Neurohacker #sleep #health #wellbeinglifestyle #neurohacker

No, My Baby Doesn’t Sleep Through the Night via @helloparentco

No, My Baby Doesn't Sleep Through the Night

3 Sleep Training Difficulties You Shouldn't Assume Are Normal & May Require A Doctor's Help

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