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"From the Ted Talk by Claudia Aguirre: What would happen if you didn't sleep?"

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In 2014, a devoted soccer fan died after staying awake for 48 hours to watch the World Cup. While his untimely death was due to a stroke, studies show that chronically ________ fewer than six hours a night _________ stroke risk by four and half times compared to those getting a consistent seven to eight hours of shuteye. For a handful of ______ on the planet who carry a rare _________ genetic mutation, sleeplessness is a _____ reality. This condition, known as _____ Familial Insomnia, places the body in a nightmarish state of wakefulness, __________ it from entering the sanctuary of _____. Within months or years, this progressively worsening condition leads to ________ and death.

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  1. sleeping
  2. increases
  3. fatal
  4. dementia
  5. sleep
  6. daily
  7. people
  8. inherited
  9. forbidding

Original Text

In 2014, a devoted soccer fan died after staying awake for 48 hours to watch the World Cup. While his untimely death was due to a stroke, studies show that chronically sleeping fewer than six hours a night increases stroke risk by four and half times compared to those getting a consistent seven to eight hours of shuteye. For a handful of people on the planet who carry a rare inherited genetic mutation, sleeplessness is a daily reality. This condition, known as Fatal Familial Insomnia, places the body in a nightmarish state of wakefulness, forbidding it from entering the sanctuary of sleep. Within months or years, this progressively worsening condition leads to dementia and death.

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