No matter the lifestyle you lead, sleepless nights are inevitable. Although you may not find it concerning, an extended period of sleep deprivation can have severely adverse consequences on your brain health and overall well-being.
Studies have shown that sleep deprivation can substantially intensify amygdala reactivity to negative emotional stimuli. The amygdala is a complex part of the limbic system that processes emotions such as fear and aggression. The amygdala also plays a vital role in decision-making. Amplified activity in the amygdala makes sleep-deprived individuals feel negative emotions more strongly … Read More