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The Dangers of Disturbed Sleep

   |  Updated: October 30, 2014 15:56 IST

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The Dangers of Disturbed Sleep
There's nothing like a good night's sleep. The way you feel when you wake up every morning says a lot about the course of the day. When you are well rested and restored, your concentration levels are better and so is your mood. A latest study suggests something new.
Researchers from Uppsala University in Sweden have figured that regular undisturbed sleep can boost brain health in men.

They explain that elderly men with self-reported sleep disturbances run a high risk of developing Alzheimer's disease than men without self-reported sleep disturbances. For the study, the team examined more than 1,000 men between 1970 and 2010.

According to Lead Researcher Christian Benedict, "Men with self-reported sleep disturbances run a 1.5-fold higher risk to develop Alzheimer's disease than those without reports of sleep disturbances during a 40-year follow-up period. The later the self-reported sleep disturbance was found the higher the risk was for developing Alzheimer's disease."  These results appeared in the journal Alzheimer's & Dementia.

"These findings suggest that strategies aimed at improving sleep quality in late life may help reduce the risk to develop Alzheimer's disease." Benedict stressed

Various researchers have tried to explore the sleep-dementia link. Another study shows that
sleep loss can lead to a loss of brain cells. It has been seen that not only a short duration, but also poor quality of sleep may increase the risk of Alzheimer's in older people.

With inputs from IANS


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