Professor Russell Foster Explains the Effect of Sleepiness on the Brain

May 25, 2018


Insufficient sleep is associated with an increased risk of numerous disorders and conditions, including heart disease, type 2 diabetes, obesity, dementia, depression, and schizophrenia.

Data published last year by psychiatrist Dan Freeman was able to show that partial consolidation or reductions of levels of insomnia could reduce levels of delusion and paranoia.

Long-term shift workers have higher rates of infection, and also cancer. They also have higher rates of coronary heart disease, metabolic abnormalities, such as type 2 diabetes, and a greater tendency to be hooked on stimulants to drive the waking day.

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