Aging Studies Researcher Examines the Cost of Lost Sleep

School of Aging Studies Assistant Professor Soomi Lee talked to Fox13 about her recent studies about our need for sleep, explaining that even a little lost sleep can affect performance.

Across participants in her study, losing just 16 minutes the previous night was associated with impaired cognition.

“When sleep is distorted on a day to day basis, there will be a higher cost in terms of health in later life and also productivity over time,” she said.

Her recommendations: Avoid late-night phone calls and emails and early-morning meetings.

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The study was published in the journal Sleep Health.