Gods Among Men: Do You Thrive With Zero Sleep?

Alex Reid here with your Monday roundup

Written by Alex Reid
Posted October 21, 2019

Hi y’all!

Alex Reid here with your Monday roundup.

Did you sleep like a baby this weekend?

Or did you burn the candle at both ends?

If you barely slept at all, chances are you woke up a little cranky today.

But if you were sleep deprived all weekend and still woke up chipper...

There might be a scientific reason for that.

A recent study shows that those with more of this substance in their brains have a greater resilience to moodiness during sleep deprivation.

So why did one person wake up swearing today...

While the other woke up singing?

It could be white matter.

The brain is comprised of two different types of tissue: white matter and grey matter.

Grey matter includes things like your brain cells.

White matter, on the other hand, connects these brain cells together.

In a recent neuroscience study, those with more white matter in their brains were less susceptible to mood vulnerability during sleep deprivation.

PsyPost gives a quick review of the study:

In the study, 45 healthy individuals underwent brain MRI with a specialized technique called diffusion tensor imaging (DTI). A few days later, the participants returned to the lab, where they stayed awake overnight and completed an assessment of their mood every hour between 7:15 p.m. and 11:15 a.m. the following morning.

If you’re just as intrigued as I am...

Check out the study right here.

Let’s continue with today’s theme on the brain.

Since 2700 BC, Asian cultures have believed this elixir could heal the body and mind.

Tea has become a universal go-to for ailments.

Need energy? Green tea.

Want more relaxation? Chamomile.

How about a strong start to your morning? Early grey can help.

The list goes on, but scientists claim they finally have cold, hard evidence that tea can play a pivotal role in cognitive abilities.

Here’s how...

Aging-US published about a recent study:

The researchers recruited healthy older participants to two groups according to their history of tea drinking frequency and investigated both functional and structural networks to reveal the role of tea drinking on brain organization.

The suppression of hemispheric asymmetry in the structural connectivity network was observed as a result of tea drinking.

The study could have strong implications for those who struggle with aging-related memory loss. 

The researchers added: “A review of tea effects on the prevention of Alzheimer's disease, found that the neuroprotective role of herbal tea was apparent in eight out of nine studies.”

Learn more here.

Tea might combat the onset of aging-related complications.

But scientists say there’s another way to detect the brain’s stage of aging...

And all signs point to your legs.

According to a recent study, slow walkers at age 45 have older brains and bodies than their counterparts.

Here’s how researchers connect it all together.

To your health,

Alex Reid
President, Longevity Insider HQ