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Think You’re Healthy and Clean? How Sleep Works as Your Mental Janitor

*Image created by Eiko Ojala, and originally published on NYTimes.com

*Image created by Eiko Ojala, and originally published on NYTimes.com

Scientists who research the way your brain works while you are sleeping are proposing that during sleep your brain cleans out toxins that cause issues such as memory loss and Alzheimer’s disease.

On average, we’re getting one to two hours less sleep a night than we did 50 to 100 years ago and 38 minutes less on weeknights than we did as little as 10 years ago.

What does this mean for our ability to age healthily?

Check out this article in the NY Times Good Night. Sleep Clean.