Tag Archives: Sleep Fragmentation

Effects of Shift Work on Cognitive Impairment: Some Reversibility Possible (BBC News / Occupational and Environmental Medicine)

Summary A number of health problems have been linked to insufficient and / or disrupted sleep. Working antisocial hours can age the brain prematurely and reduce intellectual ability, French researchers have now shown. It has been found that a decade … Continue reading

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BBC’s Day of the Body Clock (BBC News / PNAS / Science / NHS Choices / Lancet)

Summary Cancer, heart disease, type-2 diabetes, infections and obesity have been linked to insufficient and / or disrupted sleep. Full Text Link Reference Gallagher, J. (2014). ‘Arrogance’ of ignoring need for sleep. London: BBC Health News, May 12th 2014. Irregular … Continue reading

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Pharmacotherapies for Sleep Disturbances in Alzheimer’s Disease (Cochrane Database)

Summary This systematic review investigates the efficacy and adverse effects of drug treatments for sleep disturbances in Alzheimer’s Disease. The authors comment on the lack of evidence to guide drug treatment of sleep problems in Alzheimer’s Disease. Full Text Link … Continue reading

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Brain Cell Death Resulting From Sleep Deprivation? (BBC News / Journal of Neuroscience)

Summary There is some evidence to indicate that prolonged lack of sleep in mice may result in 25% permanent loss of certain brain cells. Full Text Link Reference Briggs, H. (2014). Lost sleep leads to loss of brain cells, study … Continue reading

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Light Therapy for Dementia (Cochrane Database)

Summary This systematic review examines the effectiveness of light therapy in improving cognition, activities of daily living (ADLs), sleep, challenging behaviour, and psychiatric symptoms in people with dementia. The authors could find no evidence of any effect of light therapy … Continue reading

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Improving Later Life (Age UK)

Summary This electronic book is a compilation of themed insights, each of the sections being written by various experts in their fields, concerning the best evidence available on the main issues in the health and wellbeing of people aged 85 … Continue reading

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Sleep-Disordered Breathing, Hypoxia: the Risk of Mild Cognitive Impairment and Dementia

[A version of this item appears in: Dementia: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWHT), Volume 2 Issue 4, November 2011]. Summary This research investigated the relationship between sleep-disordered breathing, characterised by recurrent arousal from sleep and intermittent hypoxemia, and poor cognition … Continue reading

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