November 09, 2018

The Importance of Sleep in Thwarting Brain Pathology

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Clocking in your eight hours of quality shut-eye each night is paramount to overall health. Research has already established that sleep patterns are responsible for things like information retention, memory consolidation, and reparation of bodily tissue. We know that consistent sleep increases our ability to function during wakefulness, and newer studies are even showing that disruption of our natural circadian rhythyms decreases brain health. More specifically, this may leave us vulnerable to risk-factors for developing anxiety, alzheimers and other pathology. 

A handful of studies presented at Neuroscience 2018 have strengthened understanding of the role that sleep can play in these disorders. 

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For more information on sleep health, please visit the websites linked below:

The National Sleep Foundation
The American Academy of Sleep Medicine