Beware: If you don't have a pleasant sleep at night

Beware: If you don

Older adults who get a good night's sleep with the least disturbance and are able to dream well may be at a lower risk of developing dementia later, a research has claimed.

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According to a study:

  • The study showed that spending less time in REM (rapid eye movement) sleep
  • In addition,which is when most of our dreaming occurs.
  • and taking longer to enter REM sleep can both raise the risk of dementia.
  • Each percentage reduction in REM sleep was associated with a nine per cent increase in the risk of all-cause dementia.
  • And an eight per cent increase in the risk of Alzheimer's disease dementia.
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According to Experts:

  • Different stages of sleep may differentially affect key features of Alzheimer's disease.
  • Our findings implicate REM sleep mechanisms as predictors of dementia,said expert.
  • For the study, the team studied 321 participants over the age of 60.
  • It is common for people with dementia to experience sleep disturbance.
  • However, it is unclear if sleep disturbance occurs as a consequence of dementia.
  • In addition,or if disturbed sleep is associated with the risk of dementia in the future, the researchers said.
  • Further research is needed to determine whether REM sleep helps protect the brain from dementia.
  • Or is sensitive to early brain changes that accompany dementia, the researchers suggested.
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