Sleep 101 Symposium

Date: Wednesday, 09 09, 2020; Speaker: Sigrid Veasey, MD , Sleep Neuroscience and Dementia , University of Pennsylvania; Ruth Benca, MD, PhD , Psychiatry and Sleep , University of California, Irvine; Azizi Seixas, PhD , Big Data and Sleep , New York University Langone Health; Michael Twery, PhD (Moderator), Live Q&A, NHLBI National Center on Sleep Disorders Research; videocast.nih.gov; Videocast Event
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Getting too much or too little sleep may increase the risk for cognitive decline or dementia in older adults, according to a study published Monday by JAMA Network Open.
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DEMENTIA symptoms include memory loss, difficulty concentrating, and having slower thoughts. But you could be raising your risk of Alzheimer's disease signs by sleeping in a certain way. Should you change your sleep position to protect against dementia?
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Prolonged sleep deprivation can lead to severe health problems in humans and other animals. But why is sleep so vital to our health? A UCLA-led team of scientists has made a major advance in answering  this question and has shown for the first time that a dramatic change in the purpose of sleep occurs at the age of about 2-and-a-half.Before that age, the brain grows very rapidly. During REM sleep, when vivid dreams occur, the young brain is busy building and strengthening synapses — the structures that connect neurons to one another and allow them to communicate.“Don’t wake babies up during REM sleep...
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This study showed an association between reduced REM and increased mortality, but it did not demonstrate the cause of the association. REM deprivation could independently contribute to the development of numerous other diseases. The results apply more clearly to older adults, given that the age groups studied averaged in the 50s and 70s. Short REM may also be a marker of a sick or aging brain; less REM sleep has already been tied to a greater risk of dementia. Overall, ensuring adequate REM sleep is important to protecting your long-term health. Getting better sleep in middle age and beyond Maintaining good sleep should re...
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Treatment of obstructive sleep apnea with positive airway pressure was associated with a lower odds of incident Alzheimer's disease and other dementia in a large retrospective cohort study.Medscape Medical News
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Common Sleep Apnea Treatment Tied to Lower Dementia Risk
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This article gives a summary of the main results of MEL therapy in some neurological diseases and insomnia approved by this consensus group. Exogenous MEL, which crosses the blood-brain barrier, has been used as a treatment in its two available forms: an immediate release form that principally shows a chronobiotic action and a long release form that mimics the physiological MEL secretion rhythm and is used to replace reduced physiological secretion. MEL secretion decreases frequently with age, mostly in elderly insomniacs and dementia patients. Results of level A studies show that MEL therapy, used as an add-on treatment, ...
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CONCLUSION: Sleep quality and nocturnal restlessness in nursing-home residents with dementia may benefit from sensory stimulation. An environment with sensory stimulation may prevent or improve sleep disturbances in nursing homes, and thereby contribute to a better quality of life for their patients. PMID: 32920562 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Dementia and Geriatric Cognitive Disorders - Category: Psychiatry Tags: Dement Geriatr Cogn Disord Source Type: research
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Conclusion: Sleep quality and nocturnal restlessness in nursing-home residents with dementia may benefit from sensory stimulation. An environment with sensory stimulation may prevent or improve sleep disturbances in nursing homes, and thereby contribute to a better quality of life for their patients.Dement Geriatr Cogn Disord
Source: Dementia and Geriatric Cognitive Disorders - Category: Geriatrics Source Type: research
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