A recent analysis conducted by the University of Miami Miller School has found a possible link between the premature beginning of Dementia.
The reason behind dementia, which is a term used for progressive neurological ailments which include indications of memory loss and impaired judgement, and most often develops in the older is yet unknown and there’s not any known method to block it. However, certain lifestyle choices might boost the probability of an early beginning.
A recent study conducted on 5247 people between the ages of 45 and 75 years as part of the nationally Hispanic Community Health Study has found early warning signs of dementia in those that slept for at least 9 hours each night.
Individuals getting less than 6 hours of sleep per night are also thought to be in danger. The study also claims that the optimum quantity of sleep is to get 2 – 8 hours.
Although it isn’t clear why excessive sleep can cause dementia, one possible explanation is that the people already at risk of developing the disease have disruptions in their mind which promotes longer sleeps.
The National Sleep Foundation of America demonstrated that certain sleep habits may help protect brain wellbeing. As stated by the NSA site,”People who’ve restless, inadequate sleep have a higher risk of cognitive decline than those who sleep through the night” To Achieve this they advocate the use of white noise machines, blackout curtains or eyepatches if necessary.
The site recommends talking to your doctor if you see any changes on your sleeping habits as recognising early signs that could help slow the onset of the disease and extend the quality of life for a longer time period.