Insomnia Causes Depression

According to scientists, the problems that people with sleep negatively affect their health. In this experiment, scientists found that people who suffer from insomnia have white matter pathologies in their brains.

A group of Chinese experts conducted a scientific experiment in which an MRI scan of the brain was used. Scientists studied the brain of 23 volunteers suffering from insomnia, as well as the brain of completely healthy people. To understand the mental state of the subjects, the experts invited them to answer the questions of the questionnaire proposed by him.

As a result, it became known that volunteers who suffer from insomnia had a decreased integrity of white matter in those areas of the brain that are interconnected with sleep and consciousness. In addition, it was found that such deviations can affect the occurrence of depression and the duration of insomnia. According to the authors of the study, the main reason for the violation of the integrity of white matter is the loss of protective membranes of the nerve endings of the brain.

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