Cognitive Effects of Sleep Deprivation
Delivered September 5, 2019. Contributor: Alexandra Y.
The goal is to determine the cognitive effects of sleep deprivation and how many hours of sleep is required to reverse those effects.
the frontal lobe and the thalamus of the brain, which affects things like memory and decision-making.
Sleep deprivation can "
that interfere with optimal brain activity".
Studies have shown that a consistent lack of sleep can increase the chance of
in later years.
was performed in which participants did not sleep for 24 hours. The results showed
on reaction time, but a
on working memory and divided attention.
Many experts have said that sleep deprivation
be fully repaid. We did not find any information regarding the number of hours required to reverse cognitive damage caused by sleep deprivation.
One technique that can help with cognitive damage from sleep deprivation is
, which is a form of meditation.
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