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People With Less Sleep Are More Likely to Experience Cognitive Impairment

People who sleep less than six hours are two times more likely to have cognitive impairment in the future. This is what researchers from the Penn State College of Medicine found in their study, which is published in the journal Sleep.

Fernandez-Mendoza and colleagues found that adults who reported insomnia symptoms or chronic insomnia and slept less than six hours in the lab were two times more likely to have cognitive impairment when compared to good sleepers.
They also found that this association was particularly strong for adults with coexisting cardiometabolic conditions and cognitive impairment, which may be an indicator of vascular cognitive impairment—a condition where poor cardiovascular health results in impaired brain function.

This type of study seems to suggest that the brain depends on sleep. “Understanding the connection between sleep deficiency and early cognitive decline could lead to improved treatments for insomnia,” said Michael Twery, the director of the National Center on Sleep Disorders Research of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, and one of the study’s funders.

Learn more about the study over at Neuroscience News.

How much sleep do you get?

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wow, the old: "the video doesn't have many views therefore blah blah" excuse for what is right there in plain sight....you're sad but you're a demoKKKrat
question: "HAVE YOU BEEN TESTED FOR COGNITIVE DECLINE"
biden the little girl sniffer: "yes i've been tested and i'm constantly tested...LOOK"
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"No, I haven't taken a test. Why the hell would I take a test? Come on, man,” Biden said. “That's like saying to you, before you got on this program if you had taken a test were you taking cocaine or not. What do you think, huh? Are you a junkie?"
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"No, I haven't taken a test. Why the hell would I take a test? Come on, man,” Biden said. “That's like saying to you, before you got on this program if you had taken a test were you taking cocaine or not. What do you think, huh? Are you a junkie?"
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