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Did You Know That Sleep Loss Can Hurt Human Brain Like A…

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A new study on sleep that was funded by the Swedish Brain Foundation suggests that sleep loss can hurt human brain as severely as a hit on the head. The study revealed that even one night of sleep deprivation can lead to a spike in the molecules NSE and S-100B which also occurs after being hit hard on the head.

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Christian Benedict, a professor at the University of Sweden, explained that the brain requires sleep in order to clean itself of toxins. He also stated that the S-100B and NSE molecules are not particularly harmful but indicators for brain injury such as concussion, for example. The study also revealed a strong link between regular sleep loss and higher risk of diseases such as Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s and multiple sclerosis.

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Professor Benedict added that the study results were based on relatively small group of people consisted mainly of male participants therefore a further research involving more people and especially women was now needed.



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