Can losing sleep decrease brain volume?

September 4, 2014 7:22 AM

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Can losing sleep decrease brain volume?

A recent study suggested that shortened sleep speeds up the aging of the brain in older people. Researchers from that study - published in the journal Sleep - found that for every hour of reduced sleep in the participants, there was an incremental expansion of the brain ventricles and a decline in global cognitive performance.

According to the National Sleep Foundation, sleeping too little can inhibit productivity and affect our ability to remember and consolidate information.

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