Saturday, September 13, 2014

Insomnia the Plague

Isn't sleep one of the most fascinating things? But do we know why we need it? Many of the doctors and researchers studying the field believe that there is a build up of a protein adenosine that builds up throughout the day and causes the feeling of tiredness. Though sometimes some brains don't have this accumulation and it causes the lack of sleep. Sleep is necessary for the body as a charge not only for the brain, but for the rest of the body. So this literally could kill you. In Marquez he insomnia plague causes them to forget their memory and suffer symptoms that could have killed them. In the documentary I watched they followed one man who couldn't sleep for month but in the end died. The fact that something as not sleeping can kill you is mind boggling. 

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