How many times have you argued with your partner due to having a completely different recollection of past events?
This is surprisingly common, and scientists have found that lack of sleep could be responsible.
A study conducted by Michigan State University, U.S. discovered that sleep deprivation may not only make people forgetful, but can implant ‘false’ memories in the brain of events that have never even taken place.
Leading university psychologist, Dr Kimberly Fenn, said: “We found memory distortion is greater after sleep deprivation. And people are getting less sleep each night than they ever have.
“People who repeatedly get low amounts of sleep every night could be more prone in the long run to develop these forms of memory distortion. It is not just a full night of sleep deprivation that puts them at risk.”
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