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YOU and how important sleep is to your MIND

Listed below are some of the effects of lack of sleep from

webmd.com:

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

others.

 

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

dementia.

 

Hypothyroidism, which I have, causes sleep deprivation and I take

melatonin and magnesium.  And I will be adding Honokiol and

vitamin B-3.

 

Have a Joyful day and week.

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