Teen sleep-wake patterns affect brain wiring

An ongoing lack of sleep during adolescence could lead to more than dragging, foggy teens, a University of Wisconsin-Madison study suggests.

Researchers have found that short-term sleep restriction in adolescent mice prevented the balanced growth and depletion of brain synapses, connections between nerve cells where communication occurs.

Losing too much sleep during adolescence may have lasting consequences on the wiring of the brain.

Read more at University of Wisconsin-Madison