Did you know that research suggests insomnia could increase the risk of dementia and cognitive decline?
Here’s what the research says:
Recent research found that for adults, insomnia likely increases the risk for cognitive impairment, memory issues and dementia.
Similarly, a body of research supports the notion that poor sleep health puts long-term cognition at risk.
The Hearty Take
Sleep health is critical to overall health. If you need another reason to proactively prioritize yours, this study provides one! Prioritize 7-8 hours per night, avoid technology as well as eating late at night, and get black out blinds to optimize lighting for optimal sleep. Need more help with your sleep? Reach out to your doctor to set up a sleep plan!