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Loss of sleep can result in serious effects on our brain

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The latest news is that if your work is keeping you so busy that you are not able to sleep properly, it is definitely going to take a toll on your health sooner or later. As per the Pennsylvania School of Medicine’s sleep report, sleep deprivation can have detrimental effects on our brain and it could lead to a whole host of problems. The first step that an individual needs to take up is to make lifestyle changes and make sure that he is getting adequate sleep.
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Sigrid Veasey Doctor undertook the study along with few of his Peking University colleagues who opined that when there is a short term sleep loss or a long term, the brain may not always be open to the idea of recovering. In fact, even after getting full sleep, at times, the brain is not in a position to recover. It was found by Veasey’s team that neurons that are affected by sleep loss injuries may or may not get repaired on itself even if we get full or extra sleep. The research started with groups of mice who were given specific works and had to follow specific sleep schedules.

Three groups of mice were formed; one which received adequate sleep, the second group which had few sleep periods and the last group which were completely sleep deprived over a specific time period.

When the brain does not receive adequate sleep, it fails to produce the neurons and proteins and it lead to brain damage. Having said this, diet, lifestyle, health, weight and age also have a role to play in brain damage and the brain gets damaged further if it does not receive adequate sleep.

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