Rajagiri Round Table: Educating India- Listening to Innovative Teachers-76th Rajagiri Round Table  |  Cover Story: A New Era of Instructional Design  |  Best Practices: Continental Hospitals Set up a Super Specialty Clinic in IIT Hyderabad  |  Science Innovations: New cancer treatment developed by MIT  |  Leadership Instincts: Disappearance of Women researchers in Authorship during Pandemic  |  Technology Inceptions: MIT developed a New Successor for Mini Cheetah Robot  |  Science Innovations: IISc team develops novel computational model to predict ‘change blindness’  |  Science Innovations: Immune System Responds Better to Vaccination in Morning Hours  |  Teacher Insights: Training in Childhood Education, New Pedagogy Enabled Innovation in Teaching  |  International Policy: UNESCO Prize for Girls’ and Women’s Education 2021  |  Leadership Instincts: UNESCO Prize for Girls’ and Women’s Education 2021  |  Health Monitor: Intensive therapy better for Cerebral Palsy  |  Parent Interventions: Intensive therapy better for Cerebral Palsy  |  Science Innovations: Intensive therapy better for Cerebral Palsy  |  International Edu News: TutorComp- a new platform for online tutoring in UAE.  |  
May 05, 2021 Wednesday 12:42:04 PM IST

Sleep Problems May Cause Dementia

Parent Interventions

Sleeping less than six hours per day may lead to the onset of dementia at a later stage, according to a study done by the University College of London (UCL). An analysis of 7,959 British adults and their self reported sleep patterns six times between 1985-1988 and 2015-16. The researchers found that those who slept six hours or less each night while middle-aged were significantly more likely to develop dementia later in life, compared to those who slept seven hours per night. They did not find any significant link between sleeping for eight or more hours and dementia risk. The researchers found that the association was independent of potentially confounding factors such as mental health, or differences in behaviour, socio-demographic status, or heart health. Previous studies reported an increase in dementia risk among those who sleep for longer than average, but results were inconsistent. 

Comments