Items Tagged ‘REM sleep’

March 28, 2013

What Your Sleep Style Says About You

By Logan Lafferty

If you spend some nights chopping, kicking, and shouting in your sleep (Hi-yah! included), you may be at greater risk for one form of dementia, finds new research from the Mayo Clinic…Lewy body dementia appears to start in the brainstem and slowly make its way up to the cerebral cortex—a process that can take decades, explains […]

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Tags: brainstem, cerebral cortex, cognitive decline, dementia, Dr. Bradley Boeve, Lewy Body Dementia, Prevention, REM sleep, sleep style

March 26, 2013

REM Sleep Behavior Disorder Could Predict Dementia With Lewy Bodies, Study Finds

By Logan Lafferty

Researchers from the Mayo Clinic found that when a man has a risk factor for dementia with Lewy bodies (such as hallucinations or cognitive problems) in addition to REM sleep behavior disorder, he is five times more likely to have the dementia…”While it is, of course, true that not everyone who has this sleep disorder develops […]

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Tags: Dr. Melissa Murray, Huffington Post, Lewy Body Dementia, REM sleep, REM sleep behavior disorder

March 22, 2013

Acting Out Dreams During Sleep May Signal Dementia

By Logan Lafferty

“While it is, of course, true that not everyone who has this sleep disorder develops dementia with Lewy bodies, as many as 75 to 80 percent of men with dementia with Lewy bodies in our Mayo database did experience REM sleep behavior disorder. So it is a very powerful marker for the disease,” study lead […]

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Tags: dementia, Dr. Melissa Murray, dreams, HealthDay, Lewy Body Dementia, REM sleep

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