Losing Sleep Might Damage Brain Tissue: Study
Researchers in Sweden studied 15 sleep-deprived men and found elevated levels of chemicals that typically increase in blood when brain damage occurs.By Amy Kluber | January 5, 2014
Calling all workaholics and exam crammers: You should think twice about pulling another all-nighter because it could be damaging your brain.
"Researchers at a Swedish university found sleep deprivation increases the blood concentration of certain molecules that could lead to the loss of brain tissue."
The study suggests not sleeping for even just one night could affect brain tissue in a way similar to a head injury. (Via Los Angeles Times)