Missing sleep may lead to brain damage

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Missing sleep may lead to brain damage

Missing sleep may lead to brain damage, according to new research published in the Journal of Neuroscience on Tuesday.

Many assume that naps and sleeping in on weekends can help you catch up on your "sleep debt," but that strategy won't fix the damage you've already done to your brain, says neuroscientist Sigrid Veasey from the University of Pennsylvania.

http://time.com/30238/study-sleep-loss-can-cause-brain-damage/

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Well, I must be near brain

Well, I must be near brain dead by now.

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Geeeeee.....my dad was a

Geeeeee.....my dad was a shift worker for 30 years. He hated it. I lost lots of sleep over 8 years of excessive gaming plus working full time.

and my husband never got good sleep. Ever.

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VFX wrote: Well, I must be
VFX wrote:

Well, I must be near brain dead by now.

that was my reaction too. I'm screwed.

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Yup! When you sleep, this is

Yup! When you sleep, this is when:

1) Memories form during sleep... so if you're gaming or seeing things you shouldn't before going to bed, those are the things you'll always think about during the day.

2) Free radicals and toxins are removed and neutralized in the brain ONLY during sleep. So when you don't sleep, there is literally TOXIC BUILDUP!

This is what the brain looks like in a sleep deprived person with sleep apnea (sleep apnea = don't sleep well and little REM sleep):

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Thanks for posting this.  I

Thanks for posting this. I went to the link and read this. The results are with rats, but killing 25% of the neurons in any part of the brain represents extreme damage. Wow.

So I need to: Get to bed earlier. Always hook up the sleep apnea machine (yup, I got it). Lose weight. Exercise and eat better (for the weight, and to sleep better).

No wonder I don't remember anything. No wonder I can't focus or make decisions well.

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