The Sleeping Brain

Cerebrum. 2017 May 1:2017:cer-07-17. eCollection 2017 May-Jun.


The role of sleep has long baffled scientists, but the latest research is providing new indicators about what it does for both the brain and body. While scientists believe that sleep re-energizes the body's cells, clears waste from the brain, and supports learning and memory, much still needs to be learned about the part it plays in regulating mood, appetite and libido. Source/Shutterstock.