In a study conducted in London, researchers discovered that while regular physical activity can help prevent cognitive decline in older individuals, the cognitive benefits may be reduced if individuals do not get enough sleep. The study focused on adults who slept less than six hours per night and found that their brain health was not adequately protected by exercise alone. The researchers emphasized the importance of both exercise and sleep for maintaining cognitive health and recommended that individuals prioritize getting enough sleep to maximize the benefits of physical activity. These findings highlight the need for a holistic approach to brain health in aging populations, addressing both physical activity and sleep quality.
Today: November 30, 2023