Lack of Sleep and Brain Performance

November 3, 2014

Sleep quality is generally considered a key anti-aging essential, allowing the brain and body to perform tasks to help optimize its performance.  A study to examine the link between sleep difficulties, such as having trouble falling asleep or staying asleep at night, and brain volume was performed.  The study found that sleep difficulties were linked with a more rapid decline in brain volume over the course of the study in widespread brain regions, including within frontal, temporal and parietal areas. The results were more pronounced in people over 60 years old. The study authors submit that: “Poor sleep quality may be a cause or a consequence of brain atrophy.”

Here is the link to the article:

Sleep Loss Shrinks Brain Size

As always,

Be well,

Diane Silverman R.Ph.
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