A recent study from researchers at Duke Graduate Medical School explores the various ways in which brain changes might occur throughout different age groups based on getting enough sleep, Liberty Voice reports.
A new brain research study shows that with less sleep, normal aged related structural changes possibly happen in the brain and progress somewhat faster in middle-aged and older individuals. Sleep troubles become more common as people age, and the decrease of certain brain structures is common but for study participants over age 55, those changes could be seen happening slightly with every less hour of sleep each night.
Dr. June Lo, who was the research lead and also works with Duke Graduate Medical School, stated that past research had shown that lack of sleep could cause a person’s thinking to become incoherent and also create short term memory loss. Amid older adults, sleeping less might increase the rate their brains age and also speed up decline in cognitive functions.