People with sleep apnea are at a higher risk of dementia
Today’s Video of the Day comes from the University of Queensland and features a look at a new study that links sleep apnea to an increased risk of developing dementia.
Sleep apnea is a condition that occurs when a person’s upper airways collapse during sleep, which causes intermittent pauses in breathing.
Roughly 5 percent of adults suffer from sleep apnea, which makes them 3 times more likely to develop Alzheimer’s disease.
Video Credit: University of Queensland