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CTDL 211: Crazy sleep deprived parents!

Have you ever thought of your new-parent friends as being a bit off? Well apparently you were right.

Scientists have shown relying on the sleep deprived-brain to perform well is potentially fraught with danger.
They found that even after sleep deprivation, people have periods of near normal brain function in which they can finish tasks quickly.
However, this is mixed with periods of slow response and severe drops in visual processing and attention.

[From BBC NEWS | Health | No sleep 'renders brain erratic']

So while you can perform well after some sleep deprivation, it’s unlikely you’ll know when or if it’s this time that you’re not quite up to snuff.

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