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Feeling Tired? Here’s How the Brain’s “Hourglass” Controls Your Need for Sleep – New Research

By Lukas B. Krone, University of Oxford; Vladyslav Vyazovskiy, University of Oxford, and Zoltán Molnár, University of Oxford No one can stay awake forever. While we’re awake, our need for sleep gradually increases. If we deprive ourselves of sleep, our brain functions – such as attention or judgment – are impaired, and sleep becomes irresistible. No matter whether we are on a couch or at work – if we ignore our need for sleep, we…

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