Study Finds Aiming For This Much Sleep May Protect Against Dementia

Alzheimer’s disease risk mostly depends on factors like genetics. But rest can be a good prevention strategy.
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Purpose of review Insomnia and hypersomnia are conditions with multifactorial causes that can be difficult to treat. There have been recent developments and changes in the treatment of both conditions, including the addition of some agents that have a novel mechanism of action. This review summarizes recent changes and highlights pertinent updates. Recent findings Benzodiazepine receptor agonists received a warning in 2019 regarding the possibility of complex sleep behaviors, such as sleepwalking. Zolpidem has been marketed in new dosage forms that include sublingual tablets and oral spray formulations. Orexin recepto...
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(Edith Cowan University) New Edith Cowan University (ECU) research has found 94 per cent of Australians caring for a loved one with dementia are sleep deprived.This can potentially lead to poor health of the carer and may also impact on their ability to provide care for the person living with dementia.
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Sleep is evolutionarily conserved across all species, and impaired sleep is a common trait of the diseased brain. Sleep quality decreases as we age, and disruption of the regular sleep architecture is a frequent antecedent to the onset of dementia in neurodegenerative diseases. The glymphatic system, which clears the brain of protein waste products, is mostly active during sleep. Yet the glymphatic system degrades with age, suggesting a causal relationship between sleep disturbance and symptomatic progression in the neurodegenerative dementias. The ties that bind sleep, aging, glymphatic clearance, and protein aggregation ...
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Sleep disturbances and physical inactiveness are common in people with dementia living in residential aged care facilities (RACFs). Up to 70% of individuals with dementia are affected by disturbed sleep [1] and people with dementia living in residential aged care facilities (RACFs) are reported to spend around 85% of their daytime physically inactive [2]. Disturbed sleep and decreased physical function can have significant consequences, such as greater risks of injuries [3] and increased caregiver burden [4].
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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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