How You Can Improve Your Memory With A Good Night's Sleep

Feb 25, 2015
How many times have you heard someone say "I'll sleep when I'm dead"? As it turns out, by skipping out on sleeping, those people might be bringing themselves closer to that eternal nap than they thought. As this video shows, sleep has a lot of important functions for the body, from memory formation to general cellular repair/regeneration.

Studies with mice found that they flushed toxic molecules associated with neurological degeneration from their brains while they were sleeping. Other studies found that rats who were sleep-deprived lived for just 3-5 weeks as opposed to the usual 2-3 years. Sleep is also crucial for proper development in children and young adults, as this is when growth hormones are released.
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