Sleeping less than 6 hours a night would increase your risk of dementia!

Are you one of those people who think that sleeping 4 or 5 hours a night is enough? Is this time money? That sleeping is a waste of time? And are you between 50 and 70 years old? A recent scientific study claims you are making a serious mistake in assessing …

Who, if he’s not doing you any harm right now, could play ugly pranks on you by the hour old age rings your doorbell! In fact, this study shows that people who sleep less than 6 hours a night have an increased risk of dementia as they age. A serious way to prevent diseases like Alzheimer’s? Explanations.

Alzheimer’s disease affects 225,000 people in France each year, according to the Brain Institute. And sleep is often of poor quality in diagnosed patients. More and more studies are confirming the notion that poor quality sleep cycles that are too short contribute to the development of the disease … Long before dementia is proven.

The study in detail

A new study, published in the April 20 journal, conducted by researchers from Inserm and the University of Paris in collaboration with University College London (UCL), analyzes the sleep of 8,000 people observed for 25 years were. And she suggests a link between how long an adult sleeps and an increased risk of dementia. Séverine Sabia, researcher at Inserm and responsible for this study with a team from the Center for Epidemiology and Statistics at the University of Paris (CRESS), analyzed data collected over 25 years.

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The 7,959 people in this study rated themselves six times for age groups 35/55 and 63/86. The researchers were able to extract data on the sleep of each participant aged 50, 60 and 70 years. In 2012, half of them wore a watch to check how long they actually slept.

The results

The study shows a 20 to 40% higher risk of dementia in people who sleep less than 6 hours a night between the ages of 50 and 60. And 30% for 50-70 year olds. And these data did not depend on other patient health problems.

Specifically, this study suggests that mid-life sleep duration may play a predominant role in the development of neurodegenerative diseases. So this is another good reason to sleep at least 8 hours a night … As recommended in 2015, a study by the Sleep Institute.

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