U.S. scientist finds the sleep switch in our brain

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PostThu Sep 16, 2010 8:03 am » by Illuminated


U.S. scientist finds the sleep switch in our brain

Researchers have discovered the mechanism that causes the brain to switch from being awake to sleeping, according to a study from Washington State University.

The analysis is expected to help scientists focus on finding ways to develop new sleep aids and even treatments for strokes and brain injuries.

"We know that brain activity is linked to sleep, but we've never known how," said James Krueger, WSU neuroscientist and lead author of a paper in the latest edition of the Journal of Applied Physiology.

"This gives us a mechanism to link brain activity to sleep. This has not been done before."

In an interview with Postmedia News, Krueger said the way we sleep goes against what science believed previously.

"Our work also emphasizes that sleep begins as a local process driven by cell activity."

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PostThu Sep 16, 2010 1:42 pm » by E6722maj

i could use a sleep switch, i've had chronic insomnia for over twenty years :sleep: :alien:

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PostThu Sep 16, 2010 6:34 pm » by Cwmman

in the UK you put on the TV to goto sleep
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after they’ve tried everything else.
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PostThu Sep 16, 2010 6:36 pm » by Germanpils

just smoke some weed and you sleep better than any pill could make you sleep.

and its natural source, no chemical made up shit.
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PostThu Sep 16, 2010 6:42 pm » by Shagrath

Just get some Silenor. It just came out on the market and has no side effects.

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