High-quality Sleep

Updated 08/17/2017

     We've always known that quality sleep is good for your brain, but recent research from
     the University of Rochester demonstrated exactly how so. The study found that when
     you sleep, your brain removes toxic proteins, which are by-products of neural activity
     when you're awake, from its neurons. The catch here is that your brain can only
     adequately remove these toxic proteins when you have sufficient quality sleep. When
     you don’t get high-quality deep sleep, the toxic proteins remain in your brain cells,
     wreaking havoc and ultimately impairing your ability to think—something no amount
     of caffeine can fix. This slows your ability to process information and solve problems,
     kills your creativity, and increases your emotional reactivity. Learning to get high-quality
     sleep on a regular basis is a difficult skill to master, but it pays massive dividends the
     next day.
     FROM: 9 Skills You Should Learn That Pay Dividends Forever by Dr Travis Bradberry
                   Published in LinkedIn on 08/14/2017