Short sleep may age your brain

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

(KTVI) – Not getting enough sleep can affect your brain.  Researcher’s at Duke Medical School say  with less sleep, normal changes in the brain happen slightly faster in middle aged and older people.

Sleep troubles are more common with age and shrinking of certain brain structures is normal.  Researcher’s also say that a lack of sleep can also worsen fuzzy thinking and cause short term memory problems for all age groups.

Notice: you are using an outdated browser. Microsoft does not recommend using IE as your default browser. Some features on this website, like video and images, might not work properly. For the best experience, please upgrade your browser.