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lack of sleep

Sleep May Flush Toxins from the Brain

According to the National Sleep Foundation, adults need seven to nine hours of sleep per night. Scientists have researched why people sleep and how it affects the brain. For the first time, scientists have found that during sleep, the brain may cleanse itself of toxic molecules. A study conducted by the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) found the space between brain cells may increase during sleep.

Sleep Loss Leads to Weight Gain

n recent decades, the number of adults sleeping six hours or less per night has significantly increased. Sleeping less can have negative effects on your body and can cause you to gain weight more easily. 

Sleep-Disordered Breathing Tied to Lower Exercise Capacity and High Blood Pressure

Research continues to verify the important of regular sleep on the rest of your body. Sleep-disordered breathing is associated with lower exercise capacity and increased blood pressure. Sleep-disordered breathing is characterized by pauses in breathing or decreased quantity of ventilation during sleep.