Specific stages of sleep are responsible for the regeneration of neurons while others are responsible for the generation of new synaptic connections, the formation of new memories, etc. Case Commented On: According to the defense, "A person who commits an act during unconsciousness or sleep has not committed a voluntary act and is not criminally responsible for the act. Sleep deprivation is known to have negative effects on the brain and behavior. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
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While muscles are able to regenerate even in the absence of sleep, neurons are incapable of this ability. A confusing characteristic for those witnessing an individual in an episode of sexsomnia is the appearance of their eyes being open. He searched online and came across sexsomnia, which they both believe was what occurred that night and on other occasions when Alex had touched Miller with uncharacteristic lightness or roughness.