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Npr All Things Considered Brains Sweep Themselves Clean Of Toxins During Sleep

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#1 pinkpeony



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Posted 18 October 2013 - 09:20 AM

Fascinating study. Could this be why (as a narcoleptic) I find it hard to think and remember things? Could we be at risk for developing Alzheimer's?






#2 Ferret



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Posted 18 October 2013 - 10:52 AM

It IS a fascinating study. Thanks for posting. It would be interesting to know if this "housekeeping" takes places in slow wave sleep which we, as narcoleptics, are short of.

If a dialysis machine can remove toxins from the blood as in the case of failing kidneys, is there an equivalent for removing toxins from the brain on the future horizon.