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Does Sleep Flush Wastes From the Brain?

Does Sleep Flush Wastes From the Brain? This Viewpoint explains emerging science that suggests sleep activates the meningeal lymphatic and glymphatic systems to flush fluid and waste products out of the brain and discusses associations between disrupted sleep and neurological disease that may be mediated by glymphatic dysfunction. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png JAMA American Medical Association

Does Sleep Flush Wastes From the Brain?

JAMA , Volume 325 (21) – Jun 1, 2021

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Publisher
American Medical Association
Copyright
Copyright 2021 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved.
ISSN
0098-7484
eISSN
1538-3598
DOI
10.1001/jama.2021.5631
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Abstract

This Viewpoint explains emerging science that suggests sleep activates the meningeal lymphatic and glymphatic systems to flush fluid and waste products out of the brain and discusses associations between disrupted sleep and neurological disease that may be mediated by glymphatic dysfunction.

Journal

JAMAAmerican Medical Association

Published: Jun 1, 2021

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