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Jane’s Blog The Importance of Sleep

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Jane’s Blog  The Importance of Sleep

Sleep is essential for overall health and repair of the body including development, energy conservation, brain waste clearance, modulation of immune responses, cognition, performance, vigilance, disease, mood, and mental health. Sleep is important to several brain functions, including how nerve cells (neurons) communicate with each other. The brain and body stay remarkably active during sleep. Many studies suggest that it plays a housekeeping role that removes toxins in your brain that build up while you are awake. Research has shown that regions of the brain that are highly active during intensive learning tend to show more activity during subsequent sleep. In 2017 a study...

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