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Recharge Your Mind With Sleep: The key to mental clarity might just be about getting a better sleep

This article appeared in the Spring 2018 issue of Wellness Matters

The human mind is abuzz with thoughts all day, from experiencing a wide spectrum of emotions and the multitasking required in both work and family to the distraction from media and electronic devices.

“Our mind produces electrical and chemical activity in the brain,” says Catherine Roscoe Barr, BSc. in neuroscience, wellness coach and founder of The Life Delicious (thelifedelicious.ca).

“All cellular activity produces waste material, and the latest science reveals sleep’s role in ‘cleaning’ waste material from our brain. This housekeeping function is primarily active while we sleep and has significant implications for mood regulation, cognitive function, and neurodegenerative diseases. 

To recharge our mind and keep brain and body healthy, we must practice good sleep hygiene. “Reducing both stress—mental, physical and nutritional—and light pollution can help you sleep better,” says Roscoe Barr, and all it takes are a few simple tweaks to your daily routine and home environment.

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