Sleep: Spring Cleaning For The Brain?

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Sleep: Spring Cleaning For The Brain?
 
If you’ve ever been sleep-deprived, you know the feeling that your brain is full of wool. Scientists now have molecular and structural evidence of that woolly feeling — proteins that build up in the brains of sleep-deprived fruit flies and drop to lower levels in the brains of the well-rested. The proteins are located in the synapses, those specialized parts of neurons that allow brain cells to communicate with other neurons.
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