win a resort -sleepsHuman beings spend a third of life asleep from birth, yet scientists, after decades of research, have not been able to come up with the specific reason why humans require sleep. It is however, known that after 15-17 hours the body becomes tired and needs approximately 7 – 9 hours sleep.

Beside the functions of cell re-generation and detoxification, the predominant theory is still, the brain demands sleep and that memory consolidation may be just one its functions.

A noted sleep researcher at Madison’s University of Wisconsin, Guilio Tononi, has come up with a different theory. He thinks that the sleeping brain appears to weed out redundant, or unnecessary synapses, or connections. Tononi reveals this allows a person to remember what…



Source by Wendy Stenberg-Tendys