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I know everyone on tumblr suffers from a lack of sleep (I do too) so it seemed important to make this post.

Researchers at UPenn and collaborators at Peking University have found extended periods of wakefulness actually kill some neurons and cause damage to others. 

I know not everyone here is a science person so I won’t bore you with all the detailed mechanics in determining this, but you can always access the full article here if interested 

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