This is How the Brain Regulates Your Sleep
|This is How the Brain Regulates Your Sleep||Darrell Miller||02/10/17|
February 10, 2017 07:59 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Subject: This is How the Brain Regulates Your Sleep
The brain regulates your sleep in an interesting way. Sleep is an interesting thing to learn about. It is still a mystery. There has been a lot of speculation as to how the brain induces sleep patters. It's been noted that sleep patterns and things in that arena are related to things like mental illness. Sleep is extremely important to study.
- Scientists have known for a while that an unusual sleep routine or insufficient sleep can lead to mental as well as physical illness. Sleeping disorders are found to be the root cause of many diseases including dementia.
- The recent research conducted by researchers at the Harvard Medical School has discovered that sleep may be regulated in part by brain-based immune proteins.
- Results of the study showed that the inflammasome recruits a sleep-inducing molecule to trigger somnolence following sleep deprivation and exposure to a bacterial toxin. Animals which lack genes for this protective immune complex showed profound sleep aberrations.
"Results of the study showed that the inflammasome recruits a sleep-inducing molecule to trigger somnolence following sleep deprivation and exposure to a bacterial toxin."