Worried about your brain health? Make sure you get enough sleep

A Preventive Care post on 9/3/2014

Dementia and Alzheimer’s disease are growing more prominent in the U.S., underscoring the importance of preventive strategies. New research published in the journal Sleep suggests that adequate amounts of sleep are important for healthy aging within the brain. Are you getting enough sleep? If not, do you know what healthcare professionals you need to see to get on the right track? Read more

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Stroke risk under 40: Why sleep is key to your health

A Preventive Care post on 6/13/2014

The risk factors for stroke can generally be divided into two groups—those you can control and those you can’t. Within the latter group is age, with the risk of stroke particularly pronounced for those older than 55. Stroke is usually not observed among younger people, but according to a new study published in the American Heart Association journal Stroke, insomnia can significantly increase this risk for individuals ages 18 to 34. Read more

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