A recent study reported in England has found that sleeping less than six hours and more than eight long-term effects on the brain: not only an early age, but it alters cognitive abilities. According to RPP News publication. Sleeping too much or little brain aging
The research, published in the journal Sleep and performed by a team from the University of London, found that people who sleep badly between 35 and 55, to grow old, have diminished cognitive abilities that are equivalent to whether had between four and seven years of age they have.
The effort to balance work with life is causing people to reduce their time sleeping, in order to achieve what is expected of them.
The study started in 1985 with a group of people which was then evaluated during 1997 and 1999, and later in the period 2003. Revealing that those who kept sleeping patterns close to seven hours there were no major changes. By contrast, those who reported sleeping less than six hours recorded lower scores on three tests: reasoning, vocabulary and overall cognitive states.