Insomniacs have altered activity in specific brain regions

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Specific brain regions, including those involved in awareness of self and tendency to ruminate, show altered activity in patients with insomnia when compared to good sleepers, according to a new study by researchers at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine published in the journal SLEEP. In…

Developing brain regions in children hardest hit by sleep deprivation

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A team of researchers from the University of Zurich has studied the effects of acute sleep deprivation in children for the first time. They discovered that the brain in five to 12-year-olds responds differently to sleep deprivation compared to adults: The reduced amount of sleep leads to an increased…

Human brain clocks exposed: Effects of circadian clocks and sleep loss vary across brain regions, new study finds

Ever wondered what happens inside your brain when you stay awake for a day, a night and another day, before you finally go to sleep? In a new study published in the journal Science, a team of researchers from the University of Liege and the University of Surrey have…