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Did You Know That Your Brain Takes Breaks?

By Dr. Jack Singer | Fitness and Health

Jun 02

The human brain takes a rest of its own when you go to sleep, according to new research.

A study paired EEG (electroencephalogram) readings with data collected by electrodes measuring electrical activity inside the brain while patients slept.

The results showed that neurons within the brain sometimes take short breaks during sleep, and that these rest periods allow us to remain asleep even though the brain registers noise or some other disturbance.

In other words, neurons rest so people can rest, too!


About the Author

Author and professional speaker Dr. Jack Singer is a licensed Clinical, Sports and Industrial/Organizational Psychologist, author, trainer and consultant. His expertise includes a Doctorate in Industrial / Organizational Psychology and a Post-Doctorate in Clinical / Sports Psychology.

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