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Daemon
Posted: Monday, March 31, 2014 12:00:00 AM
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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...
Haz
Posted: Monday, March 31, 2014 9:46:34 AM

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Very interesting.

I consider sleep to be one of the fundamental basics of life such as food, shelter, protection from harm. It is a necessary function that allows our brains to recuperate, repair and analyze, especially after a long day of hardship or worry.
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The Centers for Disease Control have declared that "insufficient sleep is a public health epidemic," and it seems they're not exaggerating. "A minimum of 40 percent -- and up to 70 percent -- of the population has various types of sleep disorders, either acute or chronic," says Dr. William Kohler, medical director at the Florida Sleep Institute.
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Posted: Monday, March 31, 2014 1:18:28 PM

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See? Sleeping in class can often be more conducive to education.
Marguerite
Posted: Monday, March 31, 2014 9:31:23 PM

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A bundle of nerve cells associated with alertness and cognitive function is the locus coeruleus and it is damaged from lack of sleep. the damage may not be reversible by napping. Everyone seems to know that 3rd shift is a killer and here is the proof. Farmers rise with the dawn and sleep at night--the healthy and long lived life. Le'ts go back to farming.
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