Why Sleepyheads Forget

Red-eye flights, all-night study sessions, and extra-inning playoff games all deprive us of sleep and can leave us forgetful the next day. Now scientists have discovered that lost sleep disrupts a specific molecule in the brain's memory circuitry, possibly leading to treatments for tired brains.

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Why Sleepyheads Forget — Torrice 2009 (1021): 1 — ScienceNOW.

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