Sleeping less than 9 hours? Your child may develop less grey matter in brain
A recent study found that obtaining less than nine hours of sleep each night causes cognitive decline, mental health issues and reduced grey matter in specific brain regions.
Less than nine hours of sleep per night results in mental health issues, cognitive decline, and less grey matter in certain parts of the brain. Elementary school-aged children who get less than nine hours of sleep each night show significant differences in some brain regions responsible for memory, intelligence, and well-being compared to those who get the advised nine to 12 hours of sleep per night, according to a recent study led by University of Maryland School of Medicine (UMSOM) researchers.
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