The sleep loss 'breathalyzer': Scientists identify tell-tale eye movements that show when a person's brain is impaired by lack of shut-eye

  • Researchers tracked people who were kept awake for as many as 28 hours
  • They found 'dramatic impairments' in continuous eye-tracking movements and rapid scanning movements
  • Lack of sleep has been linked to health including obesity, causing up to 30% of car crashes