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British study finds link between less than six hours a night of sleep and dementia – PerthNow

A British study has made alarming findings about those who sleep for six hours or less each night.

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If you get less than six hours of sleep a night in your 50s and 60s, you could be more likely to develop dementia, a groundbreaking new British study has found.
Scientists studied nearly 8000 adults over 25 years old to determine whether sleep or lack of it was linked to the loss of memory and cognitive function.
They found people who slept six hours or less a night at the age of 50 had a 22 per cent higher risk of developing dementia compared with those who slept for seven hours.
And it rose to…

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