What happens in our bodies when we don't get enough sleep? In the 1990s, nearly 70% of Americans were getting seven to eight hours of sleep a night. Nowadays, in some areas of the US, as many as 50% of the population is considered sleep deprived, with about 30% getting less than six hours of sleep. About 50 to 70 million Americans are considered to have a sleep disorder. Insomnia is the most common specific sleep disorder, with short-term issues reported by about 30% of adults, and reports of...
When insulin resistance affects the brain, it is deleterious. It interferes with metabolism, promotes inflammation, and inhibits the cleanup process of proteins from the brain. So those proteins accumulate and cause toxicity.