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Is Sleep Essential?

  • Chiara Cirelli mail,

    To whom correspondence should be addressed.

  • Giulio Tononi
  • Published: August 26, 2008
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pbio.0060216

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Sleep and restoration of the body

Posted by ACT2905 on 13 Aug 2012 at 03:55 GMT

After spending up to 10 days without sleep (averaged 6 hours sleep only on a Sunday for about 8 weeks), I can tell you without doubt that the physical healing process becomes defunctional. And all sleep lost needs to be gained. Took me months to catch back up...

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