Brainwaves during sleep aid in cleansing the brain

Neuroscience News February 29, 2024, 01:01 AM UTC

Summary: A recent study from Washington University reveals that brainwaves during sleep play a crucial role in cleansing the brain by facilitating the movement of cerebrospinal fluid, effectively removing waste. This discovery could lead to delaying or preventing neurological diseases like Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s. Understanding and enhancing this process could also improve sleep quality and overall brain health. The findings were published in Nature on Feb. 28, 2024.

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