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Short sleep durations in midlife linked to dementia later in life

A long-term study found persistent sleep durations of less than six hours in middle age were linked with a 30-percent increased risk of developing dementia later in life

A new long-term observational study is reporting a link between short sleep durations of under six hours in midlife and an increased risk of dementia in old age. The research cannot offer evidence of a causal link but with a 25-year follow-up period it is one of the longest studies to detect this association.

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