During waking hours our brain is producing metabolites that need to be removed and surprisingly, this happens more quickly while we’re asleep.
Dr. Andrew Arnold talks about Sleep as a vital function in all species and our brain changes more during sleep than we’ve realized. Sleep actually induces structural changes in the brain.
When awake we can’t remove accumulating toxins like an amyloid beta.
When we are asleep the spaces between brain neurons increase 60% so allowing greater cerebrospinal fluid and doubling amyloid beta removal. It’s anticipated that all metabolites are detoxified effectively during sleep so quantity and quality of sleep are associated with many, maybe all, neurological disorders.
About the author:
Dr. Andrew Arnold is a Chiropractor at Cranbourne Family Chiropractic and Wellness Ctr.