Why Do We Sleep? Keeping Those Pesky Excitable Neurons in Line

“The subject of sleeplessness is once more under public discussion. The hurry and excitement of modern life is quite correctly held to be responsible for much of the insomnia of which we hear: and most of the articles and letters are full of good advice to live more quietly and of platitudes concerning the harmfulness…

Why Do We Sleep? The Brain’s Waste Disposal System

“Okay, smart guy so why do we sleep then? Bet you can’t answer that one…” “Well… How long have you got? There’s a fair bit of content to co- Hey! Don’t run away! It won’t take me that long, honest!” Sleep is complex and despite the intuitive explanation for why we drift off on a…