Sleep Problems in Your 30s and 40s Could Be a Major Predictor for Cognitive Decline

By Alexandra Frost, Jan 12, 2024

Experts say adults over 18 should sleep anywhere from seven to nine hours a night‌. While you sleep, your body is fixing you up for the next day. “Sleep helps mood, anxiety, cognition, and a myriad of other health issues,” says Dr. Alex Dimitriu, MD, psychiatrist, sleep medicine physician, and founder of Menlo Park Psychiatry & Sleep Medicine. “Most fundamentally, the brain recharges when we sleep, and does a lot of cleanup and organization, so it is no surprise that poor sleep has a negative impact on cognition. The good news, at least in my practice, is that improving sleep can also improve many of the above stated issues.”

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