Our poor sleeping habits could be filling our brains with neurotoxins

For many Lyme patients, sleep is hard to come by, which can lead to a viscous cycle keeping a person ill.
"We’ve known for some time that sleep is important for the restoration and strengthening specific functions in the brain linked to memory, regulating emotions, decision-making, and even creativity. But scientists are now discovering the processes through which sleep also cleans the brain like a plumbing system, in the process changing its cellular structure."
"Previously, scientists thought the brain only cleaned itself by trickling toxins through brain tissues, but researchers now believe wastes are forcefully pushed through the brain at a much faster and higher pace, according to Maiken Nedergaard, co-director of the Center for Translational Neuromedicin at the University of Rochester Medical Center School of Medicine and Dentistry."
One more reason to put away the phone and just get a good night's sleep, already.
qz.com