According to a recent study, people who experience frequent bad dreams in middle age are more likely to be diagnosed with dementia later in life

This conclusion is based on the information from representatives of both middle age (605 men and women aged 35-64 years old) and old age (2.600 adults aged 79+). All the participants had no dementia at the beginning of the study and followed up for an average of 9 years for the middle age group and 5 years for the older group.

The study showed that the connection between having bad dreams and cognitive decline was stronger in middle age. So, the middle-aged participants with bad dreams once a week turned to be 4 times more likely to experience cognitive decline over the next 10 years, while the older group was twice as likely to be diagnosed with dementia.

Another important finding of the study was that the discovered link between nightmares and brain health was very strong for men but not for women.

What does all these study results mean in practice?

Having bad dreams at least once a week in middle-age is a sign of your body to pay a closer attention to your (brain) health. Why? Because they (bad dreams) may predict accelerated cognitive decline especially in men.

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