Sleep And Caregiver’s Health

sleep deprivation alzheimer's caregivers raises risk for depression, weight gain, dementia, premature death and affects job performanceWrist sensors measuring sleep time, efficiency & awakenings show that nine of ten family caregivers experience chronic sleep deprivation. This raises their risk for depression, weight gain, heart disease, Alzheimer’s & premature death. Sleep disruption also makes it harder for caregivers to provide optimal care. Care for caregivers is critical for health & job performance.

 

Reference: www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29971795

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