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Health Buzz: The Brain May 'Eat Itself' When Sleep-Deprived - U.S. News & World Report

"We show for the first time that portions of synapses are literally eaten by astrocytes because of sleep loss," according to a researcher. (Getty Images). The consequences of sleep deprivation go far beyond needing a cup of coffee to perk you up ...and more »

The Brain Literally Starts Eating Itself When It Doesn't Get Enough Sleep - ScienceAlert

The reason we sleep goes far beyond simply replenishing our energy levels every 12 hours - our brains actually change states when we sleep to clear away the toxic byproducts of neural activity left behind during the day. Weirdly enough, the same ...and more »

Sleep Deprivation May Cause Brain To Eat Itself: Study - Tech Times

Several scientific researches provide evidence that sleep deprivation is bad for our health, and the National Sleep Foundation has even updated its recommended hours of sleep as a guide to keep everyone in check. Trying to catch up on sleep only ...and more »

The brain literally starts eating itself when it does not get enough sleep - Economic Times

LONDON: Burning the midnight oil can lead your brain to 'eat' up its connections, worn-out cells and debris, say scientists who found that lack of sleep may increase risk of Alzheimer's disease and other neurological disorders. Researchers from Marche ...and more »

Sleep deprivation can cause brain to start 'eating' itself -

A lack of sleep can cause parts of the brain's synapses to be 'eaten' by other brain cells, according to a new study by researchers at the Marche Polytechnic University in Italy. Astrocytes are a cell in the brain that clean out worn-out cells and ...and more »

Lack Of Sleep Can Cause Brain To Cannibalize Itself: Here Are Signs That You Are Sleep Deprived - Tech Times

Researchers of a new mice study, which was published in the Journal of Neuroscience on May 24, found that astrocytes, the cells in the brain tasked to clean worn-out cells, tend to be more active when the animals are sleep deprived, breaking down more ...and more »

Lack of sleep makes your brain start eating itself - ZME Science

Lack of sleep in mice sends their brains into overdrive — making them “cleaner” in the short run, but causing brain damage in the long run. Image via Max Pixel. Burning the midnight oil might burn your brain itself. We all like to “steal” as much as ...and more »

Lack of sleep may cause your brain to 'eat' itself: study - The Indian Express

Scientists have found that lack of sleep may increase risk of Alzheimer's disease and other neurological disorders. 142. Shares. Share. By: PTI | London | Published: May 29, 2017 7:00 pm. lack of sleep brain eat itself, Health news. Researchers from ...and more »

The brain starts to eat itself after chronic sleep deprivation - SBS - The World Game

The brain cells that destroy and digest worn-out cells and debris go into overdrive in mice that are chronically sleep-deprived. In the short term, this might be beneficial – clearing potentially harmful debris and rebuilding worn circuitry might ...and more »

Does sleep deprivation really cause the brain to eat itself? -

Our brain starts to 'eat itself' when we are deprived of sleep, researchers at the Marche Polytechnic University in Italy have found. According to a study published in The Journal of Neuroscience, cells in the brain that are in charge of 'housekeeping ...and more »