Scientists have named daytime sleepiness a symptom of a dangerous disease
Scientists from the UK found that daytime sleepiness is often a symptom of Alzheimer’s disease.
As reported by EurekAlert!, for 16 years, the researchers followed thousands of older volunteers and their sleep mode. It was found that the daytime sleepiness regardless of the cause in most cases is evidence of the onset of Alzheimer’s disease.
The participants of the experiment, complaining of slumber, predisposition to Alzheimer’s disease was three times higher than those who did not feel sleepy.
Previously, scientists have already established that for the prevention of this disease should engage in an active lifestyle and diet, however, the factor of sleep were not considered.
“Factors such as diet, physical activity and cognitive activity, are recognized as important components for the prevention of Alzheimer’s disease. Probably we can also add and good sleep,” said associate Professor of the Department of mental health in the School of public health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg Adam SPIRA.
On 5 September it was reported that Danish scientists have found a way to predict the occurrence of dementia 10 years before the beginning of its development. A new method based on analysis of age, sex and differences in the genes.
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