Researchers from Sweden found that sleep deprivation is a very negative process, which inevitably affects the brain state of the person. In addition to psychological and mental disorders, it raises the destruction, similar to the concussion.
Christian Benedict, author of the study from Uppsala University, conducted a study. He identified the substance NSE i S-100B. This compound is released into the bloodstream when the brain injury. It is noted that the level of this substance increases not only with the physical effects on the nervous tissue, but also in chronic sleep deprivation. The scientist notes that the concentration of NSE i S-100B rises not to a critical level, however, this is enough to start the destructive processes.
Previously it was shown that during sleep the brain cells get rid of toxic and harmful substances. Lack of sleep leads to increased level of NSE i S-100B, which eats up and destroys the tissue of the brain. As a result, this may lead to the development of Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease and multiple sclerosis.