New research claims to have found the ideal amount of sleep for middle-aged adults and senior citizens.
We’ve been told time and time again that adults need seven to nine hours of sleep every night, but new research points to the exact amount of quality Z’s that may support our cognitive abilities, ward off early signs of dementia, and even protect our mental health.
The new study published in the journal Nature Aging found that around seven hours of sleep is ideal for middle and older-aged adults.
The research found anything more or less than seven hours was associated with a reduced ability to remember, learn new things, focus, solve problems, and make decisions. Additionally, more or less sleep was linked to experiencing symptoms of anxiety and depression and worse overall well-being.
Article by Arielle Weg for prevention©
Source: New Study Reveals Exactly How Much Sleep Those Middle Aged and Up Should Be Getting (msn.com)