We have reported before about how important sleep is for good brain function and long-term cognitive health, as well as some proven ways to improve your sleep.

But what happens when your brain doesn’t sleep? Here is a fun, in-depth infographic from .Mic to break it down for you.

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 What Happens When Your Brain Doesn’t Sleep?