Every month academic journals, universities, and other publications release more evidence to readers that reveal we are more dependent on sleep than previously known. According to a study conducted at the University of Oslo in Norway, it was found that people with disrupted sleep had a decline in brain volume.
Researchers have been looking into the exact effects of sleep apnea on various functioning systems of the body, within various age groups and demographics. According to a study released in June 2014, there is evidence showing sleep apnea is associated with neurocognitive dysfunction in adult Hispanic women.
Getting years of poor sleep can actually age your brain and slow its functioning. As always, more and more studies are revealing just how important it is to maintain a regular sleep pattern throughout your entire life. According to a recent study, poor quality sleep increases the risk of having impaired mental facilities by up to 50 percent, which is equivalent to a five-year increase in age.
Sleep deprived women show signs of premature skin aging and a decrease in the skin's ability to recover from sun exposure. A recent study commissioned by Estee Lauder is the first to "conclusively demonstrate that inadequate sleep is correlated with reduced skin health and accelerates aging".
Students in the U.S. lead a list of countries where poor sleep hampers academic performance. With all the distractions in our world today, many students have already experienced an inability to concentrate on math and science problems in school.