Lesser neurons in brain lead to lesser sleep

Despite the fact that you take every care regarding diet and health matters, lack of sleep can easily nullify all the care taken for health. This is the reason why they say a good sleep is pre-condition for good health. There were many studies regarding sleep and are even now present and will also be present in future. Here is the latest study regarding sleep deprivation and relationships. It focuses on sleep and the connection between neurons.

As per this study, the absence of neurons present in the brain is also one of the reasons for less sleep and also increased wake-ups during sleep. The same neurons are also responsible for a feeling of sleeplessness despite having a sleep.

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The study mainly focused on the reasons behind sleeplessness and wakeups in elderly people. The study also said that with increasing age the brain loses its ability to pass messages throughout the body due to reduced nerve cell production.

This was confined by a team of researchers who were examining aged people since 1997. Examined people consisted of both healthy and unhealthy senior citizens. The team examined both sets of the people right from 65 years to their death bed. The study found that people who were sick had lesser number of neurons in some parts of the brain than actually what should be present.

The study found that hypothalamus ventrolateral preoptic neurons were primarily responsible for the lack of sleep and fragmented sleep. All these findings were recorded for a period of 7 to 10 days using a wristband. The same study has also found out few other neurons that are responsible for sleeplessness.

Some other study conducted in the past has also confirmed the same and said that decreased number of neurons in the brain was responsible for sleeplessness.

This study is expected to bring a positive turn around as far as Alzheimer’s and lack of sleep are concerned.

With every passing time, the researchers are moving one step closer towards finding reasons for sleeplessness and fragmented sleep. Hope these studies will turn fruitful in the days ahead and make sleeping a better phenomenon in the future.

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