Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Why your brain goes fuzzy when you're sleepy

From Science Daily (a really good website), news of a study that found out what causes your brain to go fuzzy when you don't get enough sleep. It's the increased concentration of an enzyme in the hippocampus, and they were able to perk sleepy mice's brains up by inhibiting the buildup of the enzyme. Imagine the benefits for, oh, pilots, military, hospital interns (and their patients), long-haul truck drivers, students in finals week, musicians on tour, or people with alternating shifts.

Next up, over the counter all-nighter pills.

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