Sound sleep plays a critical role in healing traumatic brain injury, a new study of military veterans suggests. Among veterans in the study, those who slept poorly had more evidence of these enlarged spaces and more post-concussive symptoms.
The study, published in the Journal of Neurotrauma, used a new technique involving magnetic resonance imaging developed at Oregon Health & Science University. Researchers used MRI to evaluate the enlargement of perivascular spaces that surround blood vessels in the brain. Enlargement of these spaces occurs in aging and is associated with the development of dementia.
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