Summary #1350

Sleep loss hijacks brain’s activity during learning

elsevier.com
  • Sleep study of 150 healthy adults shows that lack of sleep disturbs our brain’s ability to forget fear-related memories.
  • This might mean that people who regularly don’t get enough sleep are more vulnerable to posttraumatic stress symptoms.
  • It could explain why medical work, military, and similar professions that disrupt people's sleep cycles cause fear-related conditions such as PTSD.

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