Why the brain suffers from insomnia

Due to lack of sleep, people with insomnia (insomnia) use much more effort to solve simple tasks compared to those who sleep fully. This means that their brain does not perform its functions in full. Is it possible to deal with this?

According to American scientists, people who suffer from insomnia do not leave feeling sleepy during the day, but all because their brain continues to sleep throughout the day. It turns out that the resulting drowsiness is not just a compensation for the lack of a full night’s rest, but a functional deviation in the brain, which will burn lead to serious pathologies.

It was possible to prove this theory using the data obtained after examining the brain of patients suffering from insomnia by a magnetic resonance imager. Scientists have scanned the brain of 25 young people, with an average age of 32 years. All of them suffered from insomnia to one degree or another. Then the brain of the same number of people in the same age group was subjected to the same study, but already without pathological sleep disorders. As it turned out, those areas of the brain that are responsible for higher-order behavioral and cognitive functions in people with insomnia are in a depressed state.

It is very important that when the task is complicated, the backlog of people suffering from insomnia becomes stronger. This is due to the fact that the brain of such people, despite the fact that they do not sleep well, is constantly in a “drowsy” state. He cannot switch to the wake-up mode of operation because the zones involved in the sleep period are not disabled in it.

Thus, a person who has insomnia constantly sleeps, as if in reality. Even to perform simple work, they require additional efforts, and some complex operations they generally can not do. According to doctors, a new study may be one of the markers that can better diagnose and treat some diseases, including insomnia.

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