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People More Sensitive to Alcohol Also Struggle with Sleep Deprivation

Neurotransmitter adenosine plays a key role in both processes

Alcohol can significantly inhibit your cognitive functions. A team involving researchers from Cologne and Jülich has now been able to show that people who are particularly inhibited by the effects of alcohol also react sensitively to sleep deprivation. In the long term, these findings could help to prevent accidents caused by fatigue, the scientists write in the journal PNAS.

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