(PRWEB UK) 19 September 2013
Individuals who experience trouble sleeping also have issues with turning off the part of the brain responsible for letting their attention wander – thus meaning that not only do they struggle with getting to sleep, they also find it much more difficult to undertake complex tasks throughout the day; according to a recent report.
Brain scans have found that compared to healthy sleepers, insomniacs have to inject more effort into their daytime jobs. This discovery of brain variation patterns could aid in the search for a remedy for insomnia, claim scientists.
Associate professor of psychiatry at the University of California, Dr Sean Drummond, explained: "People with insomnia not only have trouble sleeping at night but their brains are not functioning as efficiently during the day."
"We found that insomnia subjects did not properly turn on brain regions critical to a memory task and did not turn off ‘mind-wandering’ brain regions irrelevant to the task."
“It is not surprising that someone with insomnia would feel like they are working harder to do the same job as a healthy sleeper.”
Examining the MRI scans of 25 regular sleepers with 25 insomniacs, Dr Drummond and a team from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine noted that whilst both groups were able to complete tasks with the same level of competence, the insomniacs’ brains did not completely shut down the parts of the brain usually used for daydreaming. This problem is thought to affect between 10 to 15 per cent of adults.
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