Sleep and brain detoxification

This morning I heard a story on the news about sleep being a time when the brain detoxifies and I wondered if there is a connection between this study and the brain fog we get with ME/CFS.

This is purely my own speculation based on observations of my brain fog.  My brain fog improved gradually as my sleep improved (after I began treating my adrenal fatigue). Perhaps this is because now I’m able to sleep better my brain has more time to detoxify itself, and hence everything works better.

Another possible reason for brain fog is mitochondrial failure.  Perhaps our brain cells simply can’t make enough energy to operate properly.

Whatever the reason behind my brain fog, I’m glad it’s receded sufficiently for me to be able to write this blog.  I’m thankful every day that my health is improving.

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