The brains of insomniacs buzz with more activity during the day, new research conducted at the Johns Hopkins Medical Institution in Baltimore suggests, offering possible insight into why people with sleep problems complain that their minds won’t shut down at night. Insomniacs’ brains were busier than those of the normal sleepers, said Dr. Rachel Salas, the study’s lead author. “It’s like they’re constantly on, constantly being activated,” she explained. This fits in with the experiences of some insomniacs who say they can’t sleep because their brains are always revved up. It’s hoped these findings can lead to ways to calm the thinking of overactive brains in insomniacs, and transition them to sleep.
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