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Sleep deprivation hits some brain areas hard | Science News

Sleep deprivation hits some brain areas hard | Science News

Pulling consecutive all-nighters makes some brain areas groggier than others. Regions involved with problem solving and concentration become especially sluggish when sleep-deprived, a new study using brain scans reveals. Other areas keep ticking along, appearing to be less affected by a mounting sleep debt.

The results might lead to a better understanding of the rhythmic nature of symptoms in certain psychiatric or neurodegenerative disorders, says study coauthor Derk-Jan Dijk.

Source: Sleep deprivation hits some brain areas hard | Science News