Monday, March 03, 2014

Sleep and gray matter

Poor Sleep in Gulf War Vets May Be Tied to Brain Changes

Researchers say problem seems to be linked with less gray matter, which controls memory, thinking
By Mary Elizabeth Dallas
Friday, February 28, 2014
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FRIDAY, Feb. 28, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- There may be a link between poor sleep quality and reduced gray matter in the brains of Gulf War veterans, a new study suggests.
Using MRI scans and a sleep quality assessment, researchers found that sleep disturbances among 144 Gulf War vets were associated with less gray matter in the frontal lobe -- the part of the brain involved in working memory and higher-level thinking.
The findings were published Feb. 28 in the journal Sleep./.../

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