It seems that every time we turn around there’s another study showing us how important sleep is for us. This is no exception. This study reveals that poor quality sleep effects brain function and memory. As our population continues to age, lets face it, we want quality lives. Memory and the ability to learn is something we want as we age. This study may give us some answers on why memory declines as we age.
A contributing factor of brain atrophy (Yuk! I hate that word) involved in aging is its relationship to a certain part of sleep known as the “slow-wave phase”. If you feel like you’re having a hard time remembering new learned information, talk to your practitioner about whether sleep could be a problem. Other ways to improve quality sleep is exercise!