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Sat, Jan 11

Goodnight; sleep clean

Sleep seems like a perfectly fine waste of time, but its evolutionary benefit has never been truly understood. Researchers have known for some time that sleep is essential for forming and consolidating memories and pruning neuronal connections, but that hardly seems worth risking death-by-leopard-in-the-night. Recent studies suggest sleep is essential for physiologically “cleaning” byproducts of daily thinking from the brain. Read More