According to a new study, poor sleep quality may be a major factor for developing Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias. It was already known that poor or insufficient sleep increases your risk of various chronic conditions, such as heart disease, diabetes, stroke, obesity, and kidney disease, but the authors of this new study wanted to figure out the link between poor sleep and the risk of developing dementia. The researchers used data from an ongoing study of older US adults, the National Health and Aging Trends Study, or NHATS which followed participants for five years, and it was found that people who reported having less than 5 hours of sleep a night had double the risk of developing dementia than people who slept 7-8 hours a night.
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0:27 Why Quality Sleep Should Be Part of Your Longevity Strategy
2:16 Nicotinamide Riboside Rejuvenates Blood Stem Cells in Mice
3:47 Intermittent Fasting During Ramadan Alters Gut Bacteria
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