NEWS: SKIPPING SLEEP COULD CAUSE BRAIN DAMAGE

Skipping Sleep Could Cause Brain Damage

Burning the candle at both ends can lead to more than a few sluggish, cranky days; it may actually result in permanent brain damage. Just three days of sleep deprivation caused mice to lose a quarter of the nerve cells associated with alertness in a part of the brain stem called the locus ceruleus. If this turns out to be the case in humans as well, it will debunk the long-held notion that getting “catch-up sleep” can make up for night after night of missed sleep. To study this further, researchers plan to examine the brains of deceased shift workers for evidence of this sort of damage. More…Discuss

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2 responses to “NEWS: SKIPPING SLEEP COULD CAUSE BRAIN DAMAGE

  1. Wow! That sure is a surprise! I wonder how many people realize they are causing brain damage in light of the old saying, “Hard work never hurt anyone!” Well now we know better…. Thanks for another eye opener…. claudy

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