Lack of sleep in middle age may increase dementia risk

Lack of sleep in middle age may increase dementia risk

Lack of sleep in middle age may increase dementia riskAt a Glance People who slept six hours or less per night in their 50s and 60s were more likely to develop dementia later in life. The findings suggest that inadequate sleep duration could increase dementia risk and emphasize the importance of good sleep habits. Studies have suggested that sleep patterns earlier in life may contribute to later dementia risk. Many of the studies on sleep and dementia risk have followed participants for less than a decade and focused on people over the age of 65. The findings suggest that short sleep duration during midlife could increase the risk of developing dementia later in life.

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