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Sleep and Dementia Risk

I have mentioned several times, that getting the proper amount of sleep is so important to our health.  Generally speaking, less than five hours of sleep is not good and seven to nine hours of sleep is the best.  However, did you know that if you are an older adult and sleep too much, you might be at risk for dementia?  A recent study published in “Neurology” found adults who consistently sleep more than nine hours a night are more likely to develop dementia accompanied by smaller brain volume and poor executive function. It also appears that having a higher education level may help reduce the risks of dementia.  Alzheimer’s disease is the most common form of dementia.  If you are an adult that sleeps consistently longer than nine hours nightly, you may wish to follow up with your doc!