Aging And Sleep: Making Changes For Brain Health
The power of a good night’s sleep keeps growing stronger.
It is widely known that sleep impacts a person’s overall health, including regulating our hormones and immune system, but there are also neurological processes that occur during sleep that have a huge impact on overall brain health. When sleep patterns change, our mood, energy level and cognitive functions are impacted. Our capacity for new learning might be stinted and the strength of memories during the day can lessen if quality sleep is not achieved. This is more reason than ever to invest time and energy in getting a good night’s sleep. Harvard Health Publishing has even more on this research.