A GOOD SLEEP BETTER MIND

Sleepless nights during adolescence threatening brain development. In adulthood bad sleep promotes the diseases of aging.

A group of researchers of the Department of Psychiatry of the School of Medicine and Public Health of the University ‘of Wisconsin-Madison, led by Italy’s Chiara Cirelli found that “The deprivation of sleep, especially when’ chronic can ‘have consequences in the long term in terms of formation of brain circuits. ” Essentially, the ‘victims’ of adolescent vigil would synapses, complex structures that allow communication three cells of the nervous tissue. “During adolescence, the brain structure changes and ‘we are witnessing a massive remodeling of brain circuits,” adds the researcher who published the study in Nature Neuroscience.
In the experiment, conducted in mice, growth and retraction of synapses have been observed, counting the thorns
dendritic, the elongated structures present in neurons that allow the reception of the impulses from other brain cells, and it was shown that “the time spent awake can affect the number of synapses that are formed or which are eliminated in the adolescent brain”.

A powerful machine but gentle.

Comparing the power of a home computer with that of the human brain, the computer is about 1 billion times less powerful. In fact, according to neurologists, a computer with a memory of 300 Gigabytes (Gb) which can then be stored at least 300 billion basic information, does not compare with the power of the human brain: 300 billion Gb, it means that you could store 300 billion billion elementary information. Because, despite having so much power, ability to store information, details, numbers, names and memories they end up lost with the passing of time? The main cause is the physiological aging. Although not a muscle, the brain needs continuous training not to rust. Already, the annual loss of neurons is 1% at age 30, about 100,000 neurons a day. This involves the gradual reduction and efficiency of cognitive and intellectual abilities: memory, attention, concentration and then undergo a progressive attrition physiological. A good sleep is what you need in adulthood for active and efficient to keep our most important organ and that it strengthens the memory, controls the hormonal and immune system and promotes proper balance of mind and body. This is the reason why experts noted significant correlations between sleep disorders, inflammatory processes and neurodegenerative diseases in the elderly. concentration then undergo a progressive attrition physiological. A good sleep is what you need in adulthood for active and efficient to keep our most important organ and that it strengthens the memory, controls the hormonal and immune system and promotes proper balance of mind and body. This is the reason why experts noted significant correlations between sleep disorders, inflammatory processes and neurodegenerative diseases in the elderly. concentration then undergo a progressive attrition physiological. A good sleep is what you need in adulthood for active and efficient to keep our most important organ and that it strengthens the memory, controls the hormonal and immune system and promotes proper balance of mind and body. This is the reason why experts noted significant correlations between sleep disorders, inflammatory processes and neurodegenerative diseases in the elderly.

If the brain has fun does not age.

The intellectual skills related to culture and experience are rooted so well in our long-term memory that can remain stable until late in life or even improve with age. The ‘rust’ which causes memory decline depends, at least in part, by the tendency to press too little intellectual functioning early age. Although never too late to start exercising your brain, you can do a lot to keep fit mental faculties into old age. The secret of a long-lived mind though is to live in an environment that offers different stimuli: read, study, play, cultivating interests, meet friends, or learn a new language, travel, attend a fun new way. Experts also recommend regular physical activity, follow a healthy, balanced diet rich in omega 3 and antioxidants, and for older people also take enough fluids and avoid social isolation. Needless to say, however, that the mental gymnastics should be enjoyable and fun, is it true that stress is good for your mind, but in small doses.

More powerful than a computer

The brain is a complex and fascinating body consisting of approximately 100 billion neurons. Each neuron can have up to 10,000 ramifications that put him in contact with as many neurons. A huge number of connections that make the computing power of the brain equally huge. For example, learning any new information stimulates the growth of dendrites, fibers carrying the nerve signal to the neuron and they have the task of fixing the information and remember it. Every time we tell a newly learned information, a news story or politics, a poem, a recipe, or just explain a written project, neuronal track is strengthened and the connection between neurons is joined even more.