Certainly, I’m not one to lecture you about the importance of good sleep. Jeff Iliff, Neuroscientist at the Oregon Health and Science University, definitely knows better reasons about why you should get a good night’s sleep.

In this TED Talk (TEDMED), Jeff talks about a newly discovered, critical function of the brain that helps to cleanse toxic proteins during sleep as a natural process. Highly interesting and very likely a little bit more reasonable than what your mom has told you about sleep. Stay healthy!

YouTube: One more reason to get a good night’s sleep | Jeff Iliff (TEDMED)

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