Sleep issues creep up on people at different points of their lives. When I was in college, I couldnt stay asleep in bed for more nights then Id like to admit. The problem was so persistent that it drastically impacted my studies. Research shows that long-term sleep deprivation causes serious health conditions such as obesity, diabetes, heart disease, stroke, and Alzheimers disease. After seeking medical help, it was evident that poor sleeping habits was one of the contributing factors to my challenges getting quality sleep.
Sleep disturbances are common in dementia but little is known about the various stages of sleep and whether they play a role in dementia risk, explains study author Matthew P. Ease PhD. We set out to discover which stages of sleep may be linked to dementia and while we did not find a link with deep sleep, we did with REM sleep.