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Lost sleep leads to loss of brain cells

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#1    Still Waters

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Posted 20 March 2014 - 12:58 PM

Sleep loss may be more serious than previously thought, causing a permanent loss of brain cells, research suggests.

In mice, prolonged lack of sleep led to 25% of certain brain cells dying, according to a study in The Journal of Neuroscience.

If the same is true in humans, it may be futile to try to catch up on missed sleep, say US scientists.

http://www.bbc.co.uk...health-26630647

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#2    Eldorado

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Posted 20 March 2014 - 03:20 PM

Sleep can be futile?  Never!

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Posted 20 March 2014 - 03:40 PM

if so.. then long term insomnia suffers are in the shid

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Posted 23 March 2014 - 03:04 PM

It remains to be seen if the same results can be drawn to Humans and at what rates. But the data so far are a clear indications that sleep is very important and should not be neglected. I can't say I never had any sleepless nights as a teenager, so I guess I may have suffered some damages...

The question is, are these damages absolutely irreversable? What about neuroplasticity? (http://en.wikipedia....Neuroplasticity)

Night shift workers are essential in our 21th century societies in all sort of area such as pruductions, maintenance, ect, There will always be need of those. Are they at great risk?

Edited by sam_comm, 23 March 2014 - 03:10 PM.


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Posted 23 March 2014 - 06:31 PM

Well, even with this article published, I doubt it'll do much of an alteration to anyone's lifestyle; for instance, me being a habitual night owl.. darn, millions of my brain cells must be shriveling dead by now. R.I.P.


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Posted 23 March 2014 - 11:18 PM

Long term sleep deprivation will probably kill you; this has been shown with lab animals. But, the good news from recent research, is that neurogenesis, at least in the hippocampus, is responsive to exercise. Exercise increases synaptic plasticity and reduces inflammation and cognitive decline.


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Posted 23 March 2014 - 11:28 PM

So which is more damaging:

1) Sleeping for 8 hours at 4 segments of 2-hour intervals with 15 minutes of wakefulness between each interval,

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2) Sleeping for 5 hours at full length, with no interrupted sleep?


And also, does this apply only to night-shift workers/people who sleep in day and wake at night, or it applies to all who follow the damaging patterns of disordered/lack of sleep?

If a night-shift worker/person sleeps 8 hours in the day and wakes to work at night, is this person risking more damaging effects than the same person who sleeps 8 hours at night and works in the day?

The article is very confusing!

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Brain damage on the cards for sleep-deprived shift workers

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night shift workers who suffer from interrupted sleeping patterns are at a higher risk of brain damage, with prolonged lack of sleep factoring into the permanent loss of brain cells.


Edited by Ashyne, 23 March 2014 - 11:32 PM.

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Posted 24 March 2014 - 03:51 AM

I have done something new and different in my life, using scalar energies. I am sleeping so, so, so much better. I feel like I am going so much more into deep sleep. I remember dreams more. Man, I am going to "dose" the house now. I never ever want to take a pill to sleep.


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Posted 24 March 2014 - 04:04 PM

As a long term insomniac I guess I'm screwed. I figured most of my cognitive impairment was just coming with old age.


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Posted 24 March 2014 - 04:13 PM

View PostCalibeliever, on 24 March 2014 - 04:04 PM, said:

As a long term insomniac I guess I'm screwed. I figured most of my cognitive impairment was just coming with old age.

Yeah I'm a long term insomniac too,I also start work at 4am each day.I guess I'm going to be a vegetable in a few years time


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Posted 24 March 2014 - 04:45 PM

I guess we can't take it the other way.  IF so, my wife would be the smartest person on the planet.  I swear she sleeps more than she's awake.  Five minutes after she gets home she's asleep.( A slight exaggeration, but you get the point.)

Edited by paperdyer, 24 March 2014 - 04:46 PM.


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Posted 24 March 2014 - 04:45 PM

My wife even has fallen asleep standing up.  It runs in her family.  My mother-in-law can do the same thing.

Edited by paperdyer, 24 March 2014 - 04:47 PM.


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Posted 24 March 2014 - 05:21 PM

So college is making us stupid.


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Posted 24 March 2014 - 09:01 PM

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As a long term insomniac I guess I'm screwed. I figured most of my cognitive impairment was just coming with old age.


Crikey.  I haven't gotten a decent night's sleep since I was a teenager.  I'm lucky to have more than 2 brain cells left at my age.


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Posted 24 March 2014 - 11:26 PM

How long have the people who created this, studied a number of people in a sleepless environment, or have they just used it as a thesis to get through an exam.AAAaaarrrgh,gotta go my brain just fell out of my ear.

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