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Middle-Age Sleep Patterns Tied to Subsequent Cognitive Decline

Longer time to fall asleep is associated with greater subsequent cognitive decline among middle-aged Hispanic adults, according to a study published in Alzheimer’s & Dementia. Christian Agudelo, M.D., from the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, and colleagues used data from 1,035 adults (aged 45 to 64 years) participating in the Hispanic Community Health Study/Study of Latinos to evaluate the association between sleep patterns and cognitive decline. Cognitive function was evaluated at a seven-year interval.