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TODAY   |  September 04, 2013

Study: Lack of sleep can cause brain damage

Researchers have studied the impact of sleep on brain growth in mice and confirm that sleep increases the production level of myelin, which is known to help brain cells grow and repair. Myelin production stopped when the mice were awake.

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>> sleep does the body good, especially the brain. looking at nice, specifically, while they're asleep and while they were awake, researchers found that sleep increased what helps the brain grow, function and recover from injuries. the production stopped when the mice were awake. experts say it could explain how a lack of sleep may damage the brain.