Lack of sleep may raise risk of developing Dementia
Study: getting too little sleep in middle age may raise the risk of developing dementia
PROVIDENCE, RI (WLNE) – A new study finds getting too little sleep in middle age may raise the risk of developing Dementia.
The study looked at data on nearly 8,000 people in Britain over about 25 years, starting when they were 50 years old.
It found people who slept six or less hours a night on a regular basis between the ages of 50, 60, and 70 were 30% more likely to develop Dementia.
That’s compared to people who typically got seven hours of sleep a night.
The study doesn’t definitively answer the question of whether poor sleep causes dementia or dementia causes poor sleep.
The study was published Tuesday in the Journal ‘Nature Communications.’