Experts point out that people in this age group usually sleep for six hours or less and are at higher risk of developing dementia.
Middle-aged They sleep often Six hours Or less at night may have more risks dementia According to a study published in the journal Nature this Tuesday, this is the latter part of life.
This study, led by experts from the University of Paris, analyzed data from a large follow-up study conducted by University College London (UK), which surveyed nearly 8,000 adults over 25 years, called “Whitehall II”.
For this and other similar tasks, participants recorded their sleep patterns, and some wore wristbands. Night activity Verify the accuracy of regular data.
Based on this information, the researchers concluded that the age is between 50 and 60 years People who normally sleep for no more than 6 hours (the recommended 7 hours) are at higher risk of developing dementia.
Experts warn that these findings do not establish a “causal relationship,” but there is a link between the suggested duration. dream And the risk of dementia development.
They also found that in addition to other known risk factors (such as cardiometabolic waves), the “persistent short-term” sleep patterns of middle-aged and elderly people (50 to 70 years old) increased the risk of dementia by 30%. Mental Health.
Experts recalled in the statement that 10 million new cases of dementia are diagnosed worldwide each year, of which sleep disorder This is one of the most common symptoms.
However, their research now seems to indicate that sleep habits early in life may contribute to its later appearance.
Therefore, they emphasized the importance of sleep control for mental health, which increases the possibility that future studies will analyze whether improvements in this area will help prevent dementia.