Sleep deprivation warning: THIS is why you should never pull an all-nighter and drive

Sleep deprivation warning: THIS is why you should never pull an all-nighter and drive
 

Sleep deprivation is when you don’t get enough sleep, and feel tired during the day.
In the long-term it has also been linked to conditions such as dementia, type 2 diabetes and heart disease.
While it has long been known that lack of sleep slows down reaction time, it hasn’t been clear just how it affects brain activity.
However, a new study has shed light on why sleep deprivation affects behaviour.
Researchers at Tel Aviv University have discovered individual neurons - specialised cells considered the ‘building blocks’ of the nervous system - slow down when we are sleep deprived.
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11 November 2017 in Health, Views: 61
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