As people grow older, it becomes harder to enjoy a good sleep since frequent trips to the bathroom or anxiety can disturb the sleep pattern. Thus, senior people tend to enjoy less sleep. New research had indicated that now elders can benefit from the effects of a good, restorative and deep sleep just like they did when they were younger.
A good sleep could prevent several mental and physical conditions
They will experience both the quality and the quantity of a good night sleep again. The new study was recently published in the Neuron journal. Researchers at the University of California Berkeley indicated that the seniors who do not get the proper amount of sleep might face memory loss and a wide range of other physical and mental conditions.
Dr. Matthew Walker, a professor of psychology and neuroscience at the University of California Berkeley, argued that approximately all the illnesses which are affecting elders have a cause related to the lack of sleep. He also stated that people learned how to extend their life, but they did not know yet how to maintain themselves healthy throughout their life. Besides lifespan, we should also know how to improve out health span.
Seniors have troubled sleep patterns due to bathroom trips at night
Scientists have determined that improving the quality and quantity of sleep may serve as a remedy for a lot of conditions or may help prevent several illnesses. Besides gray hairs and wrinkles, sleep deficiency has been related to diseases like Alzheimer’s, stroke, diabetes, obesity and heart illness. Several new brain studies have indicated that poor sleep for seniors triggers adverse cognitive effects. Nevertheless, elders are less likely to report mental impairments or symptoms related to sleep deprivation compared to young adults.
What is more, this change from deep, good sleep during youth to the dissatisfying and poor sleep can begin during a person’s 30s, fuelling the development of sleep-linked physical and cognitive ailments in middle age. Even if the pharmaceutical industry offers a lot of alternatives for insomniacs, Walter claims that these pills which are specially designed to doze off represent an unusual substitute for the natural sleep cycles for a well-functioning brain.
Sedation is not real sleep. Walker together with Joseph Winer and Dr. Bryce Mander have developed a study on sleep issues which occur when growing older. They indicated that the brain finds it difficult to generate the slow brain waves needed to promote deep sleep.
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