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05. 10. 2018

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Lack of Sleep Effects on Brain

The long-term effect of insignificant oxygenation to individual cells in our body and lack of sleep has been shown to initiate the degradation of organs on a cellular basis.  Chronically sleep-deprived people are impaired – both physically and mentally. Cognitive function and mood suffers. In addition, liver cells, brain cells, kidney cells, etc. require a continual replenishment of oxygen, concomitant with a release and exhalation of carbon dioxide.  Improper oxygenation reduces REM sleep, and without proper REM sleep, death creeps closer on a daily basis.

 

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