To be honest, such news can scare everyone. Scientists from the University of Birmingham analyzed the results of 3 studies conducted to study the quality of sleep, came to an interesting and frightening conclusion.
Middle-aged people who often have nightmares are more susceptible to dementia in old age.
The thing is that the cognitive functions of adults who often have nightmares decrease faster.
The participants in the experiment were followed for several years, assessing the health of their brains. Among them were more than 600 people aged 35 to 64, as well as 2,600 people aged 79 and older.
British scientists have concluded that those who have nightmares at least once a week have faster cognitive decline over the next 10 years.
“Neurodegenerative conditions such as Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s often begin many years before diagnosis. Nightmares may be one of the earliest signs, scientists say.
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