Lost sleep could mean lost neurons

Repeated all-nighters may result in brain cell loss, mouse study suggests

By Bethany Brookshire, 11:21 AM April 2, 2014

Most of us wish we got more sleep. Every night, something — whether it’s children, work or the Internet — seems to keep us up late. Sometimes it keeps us up all night. Often we comfort ourselves with the thought that if all else fails, we can make it up with a few solid nights of sleep on the weekend.


But new research shows that the brain may not be as forgiving as we hoped. While a few extra hours on the Internet may be absolved, all-nighters like those associated with shift work (not to men...

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