Snore? Become crazy scientists

Experts from the University of Queensland (Australia) warning: will not cure the snore — earn dementia.

Хропеш уві сні? Станеш недоумкуватим — вчені

Snoring is a specific process in the dream, and expressed a distinct low-frequency, raspy sound and vibration. Usually accompanied by a terrible process — apnea. What is sleep apnea and where is dementia? Further details, reports Rus.Media.

At sleep apnea stops pulmonary ventilation. That is, a person stops breathing. This is usually delayed for more than 10 seconds. Often this is 20-30 seconds, and in particularly severe cases, for 2-3 minutes. It can “eat“ up to 60% of its sleep time.

A “disease“ does not give a person good night’s sleep. As a result, it:

– drowsiness;

– memory impairment;

– deterioration of the intellect;

– low efficiency of the;

– constant fatigue.

And this oxygen deprivation leads to degeneration of certain areas of the brain. Specifically: dying cells in areas responsible for attention and learning.

The study’s author, Professor Elizabeth Coulson says:

“If you treat sleep apnea at an early stage, it is possible to prevent or stop the development of Alzheimer’s disease, the most common form of dementia“.

Coulson along with his team established: the first signs of dementia appear 10 years after the occurrence of snoring and apnea.

Now she plans to bring to the study of patients aged 55-75 years and to find out whether treatment of sleep apnea to prevent the development of Alzheimer’s disease.

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