As we age, it is pretty much common to hear that our ability to recall declines. Much has been attributed to the aging factor and apparently, it extends as far as sleep-related issues as well.
Such was proven through a new study posted over at the Nature Neuroscience site. Apparently they were able to show how structural brain changes occur over time which eventually interfere with sleep quality and blunts the ability to store memories on a long term basis.
The findings suggest that one way to slow memory decline in aging adults is to improve sleep, specifically the so-called slow-wave phase, which constitutes about a quarter of a normal night’s slumber.
Apparently there is no easy way to cure the said problem although there are some doctors trying to come up with a way to improve deep sleep for older people.
This includes one which called for placing electrodes on the scalp which improved memory for only a selected few.