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Women beware- an all-nighter might impair your working memory more

Working memory is important for keeping in mind, thoughts for a short period of time for reasoning and planning. A team of scientists from Uppsala University studied the effect of acute sleep deprivation on working memory. Sleep deprived individuals were tested in a memory task of remembering an 8-dight sequence. It was discovered that short-term sleep deprivation resulted in a higher impairment of working memory especially in women which could increase the risks of accidents and mistakes.

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