Sleep Deprivation, Cognitive Functions, and Countermeasures

Sleep is necessary for the execution of cognitive functions

Usha Panjwani

2019

Scholarcy highlights

  • Sleep is necessary for the execution of cognitive functions
  • Sleep is essential for neurogenesis, synaptic plasticity, and hippocampus-based memory consolidation
  • This process is impaired by sleep deprivation and may involve multiple pathways
  • Hippocampus is an essential player in the brain, which is involved in the execution of various cognitive functions and maintains neurogenesis and synaptic processes
  • The article describes the sleep deprivation-induced deficit in cognitive function, its molecular mechanism, and the effect of psychostimulant drugs, caffeine, and modafinil

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