Sumary of Deep sleep may help clear the brain of Alzheimer’s-related toxins:
- Retno Ayu Adiati/EyeEm/Getty Images A new study links sleep-dependent brain activity with the excretion of toxic proteins related to Alzheimer disease..
- Research published in PLOS Biology suggests that global brain activity during deep sleep decreases Alzheimer -related toxin buildup..
- It upholds previous findings indicating that low frequency brain waves produced during the non-rapid eye movement (NREM) sleep phase can play a vital role in clearing brain waste..
- Dr. Xiao Liu, assistant professor of biomedical engineering at the Pennsylvania State University, led the study..
- Alzheimer disease develops in line with increased levels of the proteins amyloid-β (Aβ) and tau in the brain..
- Experts believe that cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) carries such waste products away from the brain through the glymphatic system, which is a system of channels in the central nervous system..
- Glial cells, which make up a substantial amount of the brain total mass, work with blood vessels to help shield neurons from physical and chemical damage..
- According to a 2021 review, impairments in glymphatic draining might lead to an extracellular buildup of waste products in the brain….