Thursday, June 27, 2013
A recent study from UC Berkeley found that lack of sleep, common in anxiety disorders, may be linked to areas of the brain responsible for excessive worrying.
Neuroscientists at the university found that sleep deprivation amplifies anxiety, by activating areas of the brain linked to emotional processing. The result: mimicked neurological activity also seen in anxiety disorders.
In addition to these findings, the study also suggest that those who naturally more anxious, are more vulnerable to insufficient sleep.
For more on the study, visit NewsCenter.Berkeley.edu.
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