Sleep-deprived neurons can simply shut down, even when one is nominally awake

Wired.com reports:

When deprived of sleep, parts of the human brain may doze off, secretly snatching moments of slumber even as people seem to be awake.

That could explain why our sleep-deprived selves are so cognitively challenged: We are, if not precisely half-asleep, partially asleep.

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