How Sleep Deprivation Impairs your Mind, Moods & Memory
May 11, 2021. Dr. Dimitriu was published in Psychology Today in an article titled: “How Sleep Deprivation Impairs your Mind, Moods & Memory”
Pioneering sleep scientist William Dement once called sleep deprivation “the most common brain impairment.” The research is proving him right.
Authors of the latest sleep study, just published (April 2021) in the journal Nature Communications, find that “persistent” sleep deprivation during the midlife years – 50s, 60s, up to age 70 – is associated with a 30 percent greater chance for developing dementia. And this increase is independent of other sociodemographic, physical, behavioral, and mental health variables, according to the researchers.
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