<h5>Having Good Quality Sleep Especially Important For Clients With Early Alzheimer Disease?</h5>
Scientists continue to research and debate the need and reason for sleep including: processing memory, saving energy or time for regulating body systems.
Despite the continued pursuits of researchers, most people would agree that adequate sleep is essential for focus, learning and functioning safely.
Now research in mice is supporting the theory that sleep may actually help clear away cellular waste in the brain.
For this research, conducted at the University of Rochester Medical School, brains of mice were injected with beta-amyloid – a substance that accumulates in the brains of Alzheimer’s patients.
The study tracked the substance and found that mice that slept were able to clear the beta amyloid.
The reason may be that during sleep, the brain (of the mice) seems to shrink thereby allowing products to move and ultimately be cleared.
Sleep it seems is essential for this process as the mice that did not sleep did not experience the same clearance.
So it would appear that sleep may have the ability to detox the brain and remove waste that may contribute to serious brain disease.