If you snore, you’d be an idiot not to schedule a sleep study.
Untreated sleep apnea may shrink your brain.
Researchers from the U.K. And Australia who analyzed MRIs from 60 people with sever sleep apnea found that they had lost about 8% of their gray matter in two brain areas, including one critical for motor function. Nighttime oxygen deprivation could be the cause.
The good news – people who used continuous positive airway pressure for 3 months regained the lost brain cells.