1. Detox your brain with a good sleep
Did you know getting enough shut-eye is an easy way to clear your brain of the toxins linked to dementia and other neurological diseases? A new study by the University of Wisconsin-Madison shows the brain accumulates proteins (a.k.a. mind garbage) when you’re awake. But sleep triggers the release of special fluids to wash them away and helps expand the space between brain cells, so the waste can be eliminated more easily.
Bottom Line: Think of sleep as your brain’s housekeeper — and getting the recommended seven to eight hours a night will help keep it fresh and clean!