Irregular Sleep Patterns vs Desynchronised Brain Activity

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Sleep deprivation can affect mood, concentration and stress levels. In extreme cases, prolonged sleep deprivation can induce hallucinations, memory loss and confusion. Scientists from the University of Bristol explored the impact of irregular sleep patterns on the brain by recording electrical brain activity in multiple brain regions during sleep. The study suggests that there is a possible link between poor sleep and desynchronised brain activity.

Main health effects of sleep deprivation (See ...

Main health effects of sleep deprivation (See Wikipedia:Sleep deprivation). Model: Mikael Häggström. To discuss image, please see Template talk:Häggström diagrams (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Dr Ullrich Bartsch, one of the study’s researchers, said: “Sleep disturbances are well-documented in the disease, though often regarded as side effects and poorly understood in terms of their potential to actually trigger its symptoms.”

Dr Matt Jones, the lead researcher from the University’s School of Physiology and Pharmacology, added that “sleep disturbances might be a cause, not just a consequence” of schizophrenia. In fact, abnormal sleep patterns may trigger abnormal brain activity in a range of conditions.”

This study was funded by the Medical Research Council (MRC).




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  1. Maggie Danhakl


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  2. What Causes Insomnia

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  3. TGI

    Thank you Dr. Alan for the comments. All the comments are well taken.

    A separate chapter in repertories with detailed rubrics on ‘Sleep’ itself suggests how much research has already been done with possible solutions on this very important subject matter. Sometimes, I wonder if one can master this chapter one would be able to provide better life to the patients. Because most patients do not wish to share their mental state and or actual main concerns unless noticed by the physicians on repeated visits but every patient without an exception would love to share how their sleep was and still is, dreams are and what they are expecting from the consultation. Since each remedy covers the entire constitution, also depending on its action and duration, the well selected remedy based on at least two to three confirmed rubrics from this chapter would probably suffice to select the (near)similimum. This is not a shortcut method but one of many possible ways to identify THE REMEDY. Do you agree with this? Please share your experience for the benefit of our readers.

    Please also kindly share the info regarding the practices, you mentioned about, in Germany and Russia in treating the sleep disorders with reference links if available.

    With regards


  4. Alan V. Schmukler

    Sleep is one of the most under researched health problems. Most of the advances are to be found in the holistic fields of medicine. Sleep labs are barely able to diagnose a handful of pathologies, leaving everyone else to swing in the wind. Most people end up resorting to sleeping pills which only make the problem worse. One has to travel to Germany or Russia to find the most cutting edge treatments.


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