We know that women's hormones increase and decrease over a four-week cycle. What scientists
are discovering is that those changes impact sleep and memory. "Our periods are the
culprit not only in disrupting us from getting a good night's sleep, but the long-term
effects of the waxing and waning of sex hormones could be putting women at higher
risk of memory-related disorders like Alzheimer's," says Sara Mednick, cognitive scientist
at the University of California, Irvine. "Various forms of dementia hit twice as many
women than men aged 75 and older."
For the full story, please visit http://www.healthnewsdigest.com/news/sleep%20issues0/How-Hormones-Can-Hijack-a-Healthy-Slumber.shtml.
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