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(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.