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Abstract #1972

Sleep Duration is Associated with Cognitive Performance and White Matter Microstructure in Healthy, Young Adults

Harald Kugel1, Pascal Grumbach2, Nils Opel2, Susanne Meinert2, Elisabeth J Leehr2, Ronny Redlich2, Verena Enneking2, Janik Goltermann2, Bernhard T Baune2,3, Udo Dannlowski2, and Jonathan Repple2
1Institute of Clinical Radiology, University of Muenster, Muenster, Germany, 2Department of Psychiatry, University of Muenster, Muenster, Germany, 3Department of Psychiatry, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia

This cross-sectional study showed that real-world differences in sleep duration but not subjective sleep quality are related to cognitive performance measures and - as indicated by fractional anisotropy measures in the SLF - white matter integrity in healthy, young adults, suggesting a detrimental effect of shorter sleep duration on brain structure and function.

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