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Reward-related brain circuit is vital for sleep, researchers discover
 

Reward-related brain circuit is vital for sleep, researchers discover

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Researchers find a brain circuit involved in reward response - the ventral segmental area - also plays a key role in sleep preparation.
 
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7 Sep 2016 - General
 
Thank you for sharing this article with an interesting finding, Tahira Nawaz . The ventral tegmental area's dopamine concentration seems to play a major role in being able to sleep, at least with rodents. This probably explains why it easy to sleep when reading medical textbooks because it does not stimulate the reward system. Playing games and binge watching series episodes help us stay awake because we feel...
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it is a new research that is carried out in mice and finally co-related with human sleep patterns. VTA activity in the brain is responsible for insomnia or immediate sleep. The research result shows; an increased VTA activity can prevent individuals from falling asleep immediately while reduced VTA activity is helpful in quickly falling asleep. So VTA targeting medications may help to treat sleep ailments.
The reward system can also play a major role in sleeping disruptions because it activ...
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