Apr 17

Sleep and dementia: What’s the connection?

By MD for Seniors

Sleeping longer than 9 hours every night could increase your risk of developing dementia.

Getting a sufficient amount of rest can help ensure your health and well-being.

According to the National Sleep Foundation, adults aged 65 and older should be sleeping 7 to 8 hours every night, whereas younger adults – aged 26 to 64 – should strive for 7 to 9. Any longer than that, however, may be detrimental to overall health. A study led by researchers at the Boston University School of Medicine found that adults who slept longer than 9 hours every night, consistently, were more likely to develop all-cause dementia and clinical Alzheimer’s disease.

Another study, published in the …read more

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