A new study has found that the reason behind your sluggishness could be chronic sleep deprivation, which could result in the brain feeding on itself.
This undoubtedly may sound highly twisted, but the study conducted on mice showed that sleep deprivation can cause parts of the brain’s synapses to be ‘eaten’ by other brain cells.
As per a report in News Nation, the brains of mice that had consistent sleep, spontaneous wake, sleep deprivation and chronic sleep deprivation, were examined. Block-face scanningsoftware was used by the scientists in order to measure the synapses and cell processes in the mouse’s frontal cortex. According to the researchers, the mice that were deprived of sleep showed more activity with the cells called astrocytes.
In present times, when a modern lifestyle has won the world’s preference, sleep is hard to come by and an appropriate amount of it is of huge essence.
Sleep is considered to be one of the best paths to recovery and is meant to be healing, whereas the lack of it can negatively impact your health.
In such a fast-paced world and life, even a few hours of sleep feels like a blessing. But, among multiple complaints of insomnia, lack of sleep, sleep deprivation, disturbed sleep, etc, finding someone who does get the requisite amount of sleep is like searching for a needle in a pile of hay.