Monday 17th February 2020

    How to (Literally) Clean Your Brain


    What the past decade of glymphatic research tells us about sleep and its important implications for brain health

    The brain: whether you give it credit or not, the soft gelatinous mass floating in your skull is responsible for life as you know it. At this moment, your brain is simultaneously maintaining your breathing and heart rate, while turning these black squiggles on a screen into coherent words and thoughts.

    The brain is a workhorse and a hungry one at that. While accounting for approximately 2% of the average adult's weight, it accounts for 20% of its energy consumption, more than any other organ.

    Go ahead and give your brain a mental compliment and then think about how meta that was. Fascinated yet? You're not alone. Neuroscience research is booming.

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