Sleep and brain circuitry (IMAGE) Boston Children's Hospital Caption This image shows how insufficient sleep, frequent difficulty falling asleep at night, and increased frequency of snoring affect regional networks in the brain. These effects are distributed throughout the brain, including regions (such as frontal cortical areas) that are still developing in early adolescence and support high-level cognitive processes. Credit Skylar Brooks and Caterina Stamoulis, Boston Children's Hospital Usage Restrictions please credit as indicated License Original content Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.