Poor Sleep May Be Faulted for Dementia

December 11, 2014 5:36 PM

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Poor Sleep May Be Faulted for Dementia

Poor sleep may be faulted for dementia, the condition wherein symptoms of memory decline, reducing the ability of a person to perform daily activities. A recent study suggests men who are older and have less deep sleep time or difficulty in breathing are perhaps heading for brain changes that may be a precursor of dementia. While previous studies already suggest that poor sleep is one of the problems of dementia, the reason is still unclear.

Poor sleep has been found to perhaps contribute to dementia and cognitive impairment, according to Dr. Rebecca Gelber, the study leader of Honolulu-based VA Pacific Islands Health Care System. Specifically, they found, one-quarter of elderly men who were lacking sufficient oxygen that circulates in ...

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