This is what no sleep does to your brain

I’m not sure who coined the phrase but the 21st century looks set to be the ‘century of the brain‘. Neuroscientists, geneticists, psychiatrists and even mathematicians are slowly revealing the myriad complexities of how our brains behave and process information. One of most interesting areas is how sleep, and lack of it, impacts on brain function.

This subject is the topic of a fascinating new infographic put together by the team at Mic.com. Highlighting the various regions in the brain, it explains the various ways that lack of sleep can have a detrimental effect on brain function. Some of these topics, which we’ve covered at Sleep Junkies include, false memories, emotional problems, brain shrinkage, food binges, hallucinations and risky behaviour, to name a few. It’s enough to make your brain hurt!

Check out the infographic below.

What Sleep Deprivation Does to Your Brain

 

Photo by A Health Blog

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