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Scientists Now Know How Sleep Cleans Toxins From the Brain

The synchronized brain waves of non-REM sleep may play a key role in preventing toxins from accumulating in a person's brain.

Laura Lewis and her team of researchers have been putting in late nights in their Boston University lab.

  • Sara Harrison
  • Wired

Lewis ran tests until around 3:00 in the morning, then ended up sleeping in the next day.

It was like she had …

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