Bad Sleep Brings Dementia

Sleeping.Photo: Thomas Brun / NTB scanpix

Researchers at Sweden’s renowned Karolinska Institute have released the results derived from examining three sleep-studies performed within Sweden & Finland,with the sobering conclusion that suffering from sleep disturbance within mid-life greatly increases the risk of late-life dementia.


2,000 souls participated within the 3 group studies and data strongly suggests that individuals who suffer sleep-related issues between the age of 40 to 50 years had a 24% increased risk of late-life dementia.

Elderly with poor-sleep at 60 to 70 years of age saw their risks double.

The Karolinska sleep-study also predicates that those who sleep more than nine hours a night are subject to increased dementia risk, and further, that those who need long periods of sleep during midlife are expressing a form of predementia.

Within their synopsis of the sleep-study, the researchers said “The findings of the study indicate that at certain stages of life we are very sensitive to sleep- pattern disturbances, and these disturbances increase the risk of dementia.”

Karolinska Institute (English: Royal Caroline Institute) is a medical university in Sweden that’s recognized as one of the largest, most prestigious medical universities in the world.

The Nobel Assembly at the Karolinska Institute awards the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine.


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