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Is a Chronic Lack of Sleep Damaging Your Brain?

Hearne, M. (2020, August 20). Is A Chronic Lack Of Sleep Damaging Your Brain? Natural Healthy News. https://www.naturalhealthynews.com/the-sleep-deprived-brain/?uuid=ED2Bx3ZLNF0LuTeRSjhxyN8Q_A930

Is skipping sleep to accommodate a busy schedule a regular practice for you? It’s what has to be done, right? Your to-do list has more items than hours in the day, so sleep is the first thing you sacrifice. We’ve all done it at times. But, what happens if this becomes a pattern? If you’re not getting enough sleep on a regular basis, you could be causing damage to your brain!  How?  I’m glad you asked…

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