Daryl Lindsey
February 10, 2017 11:36 am
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Sleep isn’t just about resting our bodies. A new study shows that our brains actually shrink while we sleep in order to help our minds prepare for new information.

Researchers found that brain synapses shrink by nearly 20 percent while we snooze. That helps the synapses prepare for learning more things, according to the study.

Sleep isn’t just about resting our bodies. A new study shows that our brains actually shrink while we sleep in order to help our minds prepare for new information.

Researchers found that brain synapses shrink by nearly 20 percent while we snooze. That helps the synapses prepare for learning more things, according to the study.

Essentially, that means our brains are too busy to heal and prepare for another day while we’re awake.

So definitely make sure you’re catching enough Zs – your brain will thank you.

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