Neurological Connection Between Poor Sleep and Mental Health Found

Neurological Connection Between Poor Sleep and Mental Health Found

For years, poor sleep has long been associated with depression. Now, researchers have finally found the neurological connection between the two. The neurological connection was established after studying the records of over 9,700 people with depressive problems. People with depression have been found to exhibit a strong connection between three distinct regions of their brain: the dorsolateral prefrontal cortex, precuneus, and the lateral orbitofrontal cortex. The dorsolateral prefrontal cortex is said to be responsible for a person’s short-term memory. The precuneus is linked with self-ideas while the lateral orbitofrontal cortex is associated with negative emotions. “The understanding that we develop here is consistent with areas of the brain involved in short-term...

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