What happens when you do not sleep well

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Ducan MacCue James Alexander Michie

Duncan McCue has his brain waves documented as part of a study on sleep and memory. He slept overnight at the Royal Ottawa Institute for Mental Health Research. (Diane Grant/CBC)

The word dream designates both the act of sleeping and the desire to sleep (being sleepy). Metaphorically, it is affirmed that a part of the body has been asleep to a person when the sensibility is lost or reduces in the same way.

Likewise, sleep is a naturally recurrent mental and physical state, characterized by alterations of consciousness, sensory activity relatively inhibited, inhibition of almost all voluntary muscles and reduced interactions with the environment. It is distinguished from wakefulness by a reduced ability to react to stimuli, but it is more reactive than coma or consciousness disorders, and sleep shows very different and active brain patterns.

During sleep, most of the body’s systems are in an anabolic state, which helps restore the immune, nervous, skeletal and muscular systems. These are vital processes that maintain mood, memory and cognitive function, and play an important role in the function of the endocrine and immune systems.

For its part, the reporter Duncan McCue writes that researchers are discovering some fascinating things. Just as how important sleep is to the way our brains store memories and learn things.

It should be noted that there is research by Stuart Fogel, who is the director of Sleep Neuroscience at the Royal Ottawa Institute for Mental Health Research.

Knowledge obtained

According to the director of Sleep Neuroscience, Stuart Fogel, “It is difficult to communicate the benefit you can get from sleep and the importance of sleep, when many other things seem to be of greater importance in our daily lives”.

Fogel has some interest in how sleep deprivation can contribute to a condition that is increasing in Western societies, dementia.

For Duncan McCue, there is a better appreciation of how important it is to sleep well at night to know how we learn. Especially when we approach new motor skills, like playing a musical instrument or taking a slap.

While Fogel has expressed, “Our lives are filling with more and more information, more and more activities” and likewise affirmed, “We really need less and less of that to not compete with our time to sleep what we need”.

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Source: Jonathon Gatehouse | The National Today — CBC News

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