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Reversing the brain impairments caused by sleeplessness

From BoingBoing:

Researchers have identified the pathway in the brain that causes cognitive impairment when we haven’t gotten enough sleep. In a new study, Penn State biologists and neuroscientists found that when mice were deprived of sleep, a particular enzyme built up in the brain’s hippocampus. The hippocampus is the region of the brain linked to learning and the formation of memories. Giving the mice a drug to reduce the enzyme counteracted some of the negative effects of sleeplessness. Principal investigator Ted Abel and his colleagues published their results in the scientific journal Nature.

I wonder if this could be combined with the Uberman Sleep Schedule I call upon from time to time to create a truly efficient work schedule based on minimal sleep.

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One Response to “Reversing the brain impairments caused by sleeplessness”

  1. Jenny says:

    Hahah – I think just a solid 7-8 hours over a consistent period of time is a better idea. You’re worth it!!

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