As we age our brain health becomes even more important. It does not get better on it’s own but there are things you can do to help your brain. These following gems should not shock you, good sleep, exercise, eat right, use your brain, get outside in nature.
Let’s focus on the sleep aspect of brain health. Only recently have we become aware that during sleep the brain actually goes through a cleansing process. While we sleep the neurons in the brain shrink creating a pumping action wherby cellular debris is removed and is pushed into the extra-cellular space.
This build up can cause neurodegenerative brain diseases, such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s dementia. Proper glymphatic flow will allow the toxins to be removed from the brain.
For one thing it is fascinating and may just save your brain. The toxins remain and bathe the brain, leading to a build up of beta amyloids that clump together and kill brain cells.
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