Study: Aging Prevents Us to Retain New Memories in Our Sleep

Sleeping kidA study showed that older people experience more difficulty in retaining new memories while asleep, compared with younger individuals.

It based its findings on adults between 65 years old and above. Matthew Walker, University of California Berkeley professor, attributed the condition to the loss of brain cells in the part of the brain that induces deep sleep.

Negative Thought Process

There are many ways to improve the quality of your sleep, and these include finding a good mattress. In Columbia, SC, grownups should invest on quality material for their bed, as those who sleep less than seven hours account for at least 35% of adults, according to Tuck Sleep Foundation.

The foundation ranked several cities in terms of sleep quality based on several factors such as obesity rates, unemployment, air quality and commute time. It listed Colorado Springs, CO, as the best city for sleep due to a low unemployment and obesity rate. Detroit, MI, ranked as the worst city as more than half of adults regularly sleep for less than seven hours.

Memory Loss

While 65-year-old people are more prone to memory loss while asleep, younger individuals in their 40s or even in their 30s can experience the same condition. Fortunately, a new electrical brain simulation technology can now correct unsynchronized brainwaves, which causes new memories to be lost.

Walker expects the technology to improve deep-sleep quality not just for older people, but also to younger adults. Most of us are aware that lack of sleep can lead to several health problems, yet where we live serves as one important factor on how we rest at night.

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While Old age and the place where we live are key factors for the quality of sleep, your bed itself may be keeping you from having a good night’s rest. When was the last time you replaced your mattress?