YOU and how important sleep is to your MIND
Listed below are some of the effects of lack of sleep from
Can cause accidents
Dumbs you down
Lead to serious health problems
Can kill sex drive
Brain facts. Org has an article from Society for Neuroscience
about what happens to your brain when you are sleep-deprived:
Sleep deprivation is really bad for brain function.
The first known study about the negative effects of sleeplessness
was published in 1896. Since then hundreds of studies have
established that sleep loss impairs various cognitive functions and
behavior, including arousal, attention, cognitive speed, memory,
emotional intelligence, and decision making.
Sleep deprivation can impair several brain networks that control
cognitive abilities and behavior, and research using brain imaging
technology, like functional magnetic resonance imaging(MRI),
suggest how. When comparing the brain of someone who is
sleep-deprived to the brain of someone who has slept normally,
scientists have found reduced metabolism and blood flow in
multiple brain regions. Reductions in blood flow and metabolism
are linked to impaired cognitive function and behavior. These and
other findings over the years have contributed greatly to our
understanding the effects of sleep on brain function.
Dr. Mercola has an article on sleep deprivation and it says:
Science may still be discovering the mechanisms behind why
sleep is so important to your health, but you have probably
experienced waking up after a poor night’s sleep, feeling cranky,
over-tired and mentally foggy ad exhausted.
Sleep is one of the important pillars of good health.
Not all areas of the brain react in the same way to sleep
deprivation. Some areas suffer from lack of sleep more than
When you are forced to go without electricity, such as camping or
if the power goes out, you sleep deeper and arise more rested.
Light sources at night interrupt your circadian clock and melatonin
levels, both responsible for how deeply you sleep and well-rested
you feel the next day.
Researchers from University of California Berkeley’s Sleep and
Neuroimaging Lab discovered that a lack of sleep leaves your
brain more vulnerable to proteins believed to trigger dementia.
Other research demonstrates that amyloid plaques, common in
Alzheimer’s disease, build up more quickly in sleep-deprived lab
animals. A second study discovered how sleep clears toxins from
your brain while sleeping, reducing your potential risk for
Hypothyroidism, which I have, causes sleep deprivation and I take
melatonin and magnesium. And I will be adding Honokiol and
Have a Joyful day and week.