Did you know sleeping clears out the toxins from your brain? Sleep allows allows your brain cells to shrink up to 60% so the Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) can move through and clean out neurotoxins, unhealthy proteins, and help replenish your cells. Sleep also supports the removal of any toxic thoughts that accumulate during the day. In addition, your endocrine system needs down time to clean your other organs and pass any toxins to your liver for processing. Without sleep and periodic rest throughout the day your brain does not have the ability to restore itself.
Not sleeping creates a toxic brain and studies show that prolonged insomnia results in fatigue, depression, delusion, seizures, dementia, and early death. Here are a few suggestions to help those of you that struggle with sleeping.