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Chronic Sleep Deprivation Causes The Brain To Literally Start Eating Itself, Study Finds - Sparkonit
Chronic sleep deprivation causes the brain to start eating itself. Astrocytes are cells in our brain that destroy and digest worn-out cells and debris, but researchers studying the brain of mice have found that these cells go into overdrive when the animals are chronically sleep-deprived, destroying more of the brain's neural connections.