Sleep: Are you getting enough?

What happens to the brain's biochemistry when we sleep, and is sleep deprivation a risk factor for neurodegenerative disease?
20 January 2015

Interview with 

Dr Jeffrey Iliff, Oregon Health and Science University


Sleep is essential. It makes you feel better and gets rid of those dark circles under Handsyour eyes, but it's importance goes way beyond that. It's when our bodies repair damage, renew cells, balance hormones, clean out waste products and so much more. Beyond that, sleep also helps support several aspects of mental health, brain function, and long-term wellness. But what happens when you don't get enough shut eye? Jeffrey Iliff has been tackling this question at Oregon Health and Science University and told Kat Arney about the recent developments in his work...

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