Sleep is important, and this is never more apparent after a poor nights sleep right? Well, new research from Uppsala University, Sweden, shows that just one night of sleep deprivation increases morning blood levels of NSE and S-100B. Seeing as these particular molecules are usually found in the brain, an increased concentration in the blood indicates there may be a link to sleep deprivation and a loss of brain tissue!
This is one study in isolation, and as I always say, we should never take the findings of one research project as an out and out answer for a subject…but it’s an interesting bit of insight all the same.
Science Daily, (2013). Sleep to protect your brain. Retrieved, 3rd January, 2014, from http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/12/131231122123.htm