By Ronnie Cohen NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - People who have trouble sleeping tend to have less volume in certain regions of the brain than those without sleep problems, a new study of Persian Gulf War veterans suggests. "People discount the importance of sleep. "The study suggests we shouldn't discount sleep importance," she said. In their study, sleep was associated with the amount of gray matter in the brain's frontal lobe in particular.
Despite technological advances in detecting and avoiding turbulence, it remains a threat to anything that flies, including civil, military and commercial aircraft of any size, and some experts believe we’ll be encountering more such episodes, thanks to the effects of climate change.