Dr. Puja Uppal, Family Medicine:
“We understand that good sleep does a mind and body good. It’s time to practice it!
“This new research continues to validate that people with very irregular sleep patterns might face a higher risk of developing dementia compared to those with more consistent sleep schedules.
“Now, this doesn’t mean that irregular sleep patterns and schedules are directly causing dementia–but there’s a noticeable connection.
“This suggests focusing on avoiding highly irregular sleep patterns could be key. Remember, it’s not just about the hours you sleep, but also how consistently you do it. For now, let’s consider sticking to a regular sleep routine as a step toward dementia prevention.”
The potential link between sleep irregularity and dementia suggests that simple lifestyle modifications, like regular sleep patterns, could be a cost-effective and non-pharmacological strategy to potentially reduce the incidence of dementia across the world.
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“After taking into account factors like age, gender, and genetic predisposition to Alzheimer’s disease, the study revealed that individuals with the most erratic sleep patterns were 53% more likely to develop dementia compared to those (in the) ‘middle group.'”
The study conducted involved a large cohort of 88,094 individuals. Sleep cycles were measured using a wrist device.
The findings revealed that individuals with the most irregular sleep patterns had a 53% higher risk of developing dementia when compared to those with average sleep regularity …