Sleep, Glymphatic System and the Brain Flush

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Sleep, Glymphatic System and the Brain Flush

Postby CaveMan » Mon Nov 11, 2013 10:02 pm

Came across this the other day in my travels,
During Deep Sleep, SWS pattern, the brain cells shrink up to 60% activity levels slow right down, but blood flow is maintained and ATP levels in brain goes up, a large part of this action is to perform a cleaning process in the brain to flush out waste metabolites & debris.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glymphatic_system
http://www.urmc.rochester.edu/news/stor ... fm?id=3956
http://www.urmc.rochester.edu/news/stor ... fm?id=3584

Reinforces the importance of good sleep to the healing process, I suspect there is a connection to MS & other chronic diseases.
I am just an interested individual trying to crack the autoimmune nut.
Partner has Graves Disease, 5 years, showing good test results, looking forward to potential remission in the near future.
3 friends have MS, 1 just recently diagnosed, severity 7/10.
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Re: Sleep, Glymphatic System and the Brain Flush

Postby CaveMan » Mon Nov 11, 2013 10:23 pm

Also interested in peoples sleep patterns & experiences.
I know sleep is a problem for many with MS, still need to go through old posts, but flicking around the net found this blog, just a short text on his sleep experiences:
http://www.everydayhealth.com/columns/t ... -ms-sleep/

Is his experience very typical for others?
Am very interested in sleep topic at present, putting together some thoughts in my head.
I am just an interested individual trying to crack the autoimmune nut.
Partner has Graves Disease, 5 years, showing good test results, looking forward to potential remission in the near future.
3 friends have MS, 1 just recently diagnosed, severity 7/10.
CaveMan
Family Elder
 
Posts: 101
Joined: Sat Apr 28, 2012 9:11 pm


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