Restorative Neural Functions

In the brain, there is evidence, although it is not yet conclusive, that overall RNA transcription and protein synthesis is relatively most prominent during deep SWS. This activity may have particular importance for synaptic function. Even considering the alternation of SWS and REM sleep, when brain activity is often as high as during the waking state, it has been suggested that SWS allows for a recovery from so-called activity debts. It has been hypothesized that the brain uses the materials produced and stored during SWS. The decline of cognitive function with sleep deprivation provides some evidence of these restorative or supportive functions of sleep. Other possible related functions are a restoration of balance at the synaptic level. Neurons relatively quiescent during the waking period can be activated at night during both NREM and REM sleep, so that the entire network does not become imbalanced. y Alternatively, SWS may be used to restore a functional balance, as of emotional states in the limbic system.

Healthy Sleep

Healthy Sleep

A Guide to Natural Sleep Remedies. Many of us experience the occasional night of sleeplessness without any consequences. It is when the occasional night here and there becomes a pattern of several nights in arow that you are faced with a sleeping problem. Repeated loss of sleep affects all areas of your life The physical, the mental, and theemotional. Sleep deprivation can affect your overall daily performance and may even havean effecton your personality.

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