With regard to the glymphatic system, is here a relationship between:

  • The amount of time spent awake and the amount of interstitial waste accumulated in the brain?
  • The amount of time spent asleep and the amount of interstitial waste removed?
  • The time spent awake versus asleep, and the final amount of interstitial waste present at the end of a 24-hour period?
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    $\begingroup$ Hi Priter, Welcome at CogSci and what an interesting question. How did you come to this hypothesis? Could you provide us with a little context about the research you did? $\endgroup$ Commented Sep 5, 2016 at 10:03
  • $\begingroup$ I've slightly edited the question and linked a wiki page. You may wish to address Robin's comment still, though. They were mainly cosmetic changes imo. $\endgroup$
    – AliceD
    Commented Sep 5, 2016 at 11:24
  • $\begingroup$ @Robin I don't think it's correct to say it's as far along as a hypothesis yet. I have looked at several papers but to be honest I haven't found indications there is a relationship, nor have I found indications there isn't. My gut tells me it would make sense. $\endgroup$
    – user13613
    Commented Sep 6, 2016 at 2:30
  • $\begingroup$ And I do not know if it's even possible to measure. $\endgroup$
    – user13613
    Commented Sep 7, 2016 at 4:45


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