Lack of sleep slows you physically AND mentally: Study finds slow moving brain cells cause that “spaced out” feeling

You need to get enough sleep. If you don’t you will be slower both physically and mentally. Your brain cells actually slow down. Scientists have seen this. The cells move slowly and this causes your brain not to work at its highest capacity. Getting enough sleep fixes this, though.

Key Takeaways:

  • Sleep deprivation interrupted the ability of the nerve cells to process information and translate visual input into conscious thought.
  • Being sleep-deprived affects your mood, energy level, focus, and performance throughout the day.
  • In contrast, having enough sleep improves your health.

““Slow, sleep-like waves disrupted the patients’ brain activity and performance of tasks. This phenomenon suggests that select regions of the patients’ brains were dozing, causing mental lapses, while the rest of the brain was awake and running as usual,” Fried explained.”