“Clock Habit” RIDS Your Brain of Waste

Dear Reader, 

You have three-pound collection of gelatin-like substance in your head 

Otherwise known as your brain. 

Your Jellolike brain directs your consciousness, helps you make sense of the world, and manages all your body functions (like breathing, beating your heart, digesting your food…).  

But just like the rest of your body, your brain accumulates waste (and runs into problems when it doesn’t get to clean itself properly).  

There’s one key player when it comes to getting rid of this waste… and it all has to do with this crucial “clock habit.” 

 

Our brain takes up only three pounds of our weight, but uses a large amount of energy, and is ESSENTIAL for everything we are and everything we do 

Now, I’m sure you know how good it feels when you sleep well and how awful it feels when you don’t 

Well, your brain feels the same! 

But the problem is, people don’t recognize the importance of a good night’s sleep (especially for our brains).  

See, your brain is complex and metabolically active. That activity creates a lot of junk that needs to be removed.  

It’s your immune system’s job to clean your brain — but researchers are learning how important sleep is to that cleaning process 

Your brain has a plumbing system called the “glymphatic system.” It is part of your immune system and it’s this system that performs the housecleaning 

And it’s this cleaning process that’s actually one of the MAIN reasons we all need sleep!  

Specifically, your body and brain need certain type of sleep (called REM sleep) to stay squeaky clean. 

 

Now, we’ve known for a long time that lack of sleep increases disease like Alzheimer’s and otherdementias. (In fact, many studies show the relationship between poor sleep and poor cognitive function.)  

You’ve probably even heard of amyloid beta – a protein that tends to clog up nerves. It’s the main causeand sign of Alzheimer’s disease. The more amyloid beta in a brain, the worse the Alzheimer’s disease.  

And when there isn’t enough sleep, your brain can’t clean out all the junk  leading to amyloids and poor cognitive function. 

Researchers have found that during sleep — especially during deeper/REM sleep — the glymphatic system saturates the brain with cleansing fluid 

So there’s a simple solution 

The better you sleep, the less amyloid. Making sure you get a good night’s sleep should be priority #1 if you want to keep your brain healthy.  

Dr. Scott Olson

Written By Dr. Scott Olson

Nearly 25 years ago, failed mainstream medical treatments left Dr. Olson in constant pain – and his health in ruins. And that’s when he did something REVOLUTIONARY. He began his career in medicine – and dedicated his life to uncovering the true, underlying causes of disease.
Through his innovative medical practices in Tennessee and Colorado, Dr. Olson has helped cure countless seniors from across America of arthritis… heart disease… diabetes… and even cancer. All without risky prescription drugs or painful surgeries.

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