Constant drowsiness can be a symptom of a serious illness.
It turned out that those who during the day had the constant drowsiness or fatigue, brain atrophy, most likely, was more significant.
People who during the day, all the time want to sleep or feel severe fatigue, brain atrophy occurs more rapidly than could be at their age. In particular this applies to those areas of the brain that are more exposed to Alzheimer’s disease.
To such conclusion scientists from the Mayo clinic (USA), examined the features of the brain 1374 people older than 50 years. All participants cognitive function was normal.
It turned out that those who during the day had the constant drowsiness or fatigue, brain atrophy, most likely, was more significant than I should could be at this age.
“The results can help identify people with a higher sensitivity or risk of dementia even before the onset of symptoms, so that they can be promptly taken necessary measures to prevent the development of dementia,” commented the results of the study doctor of medicine Diego Z. Carvalho.
The brain has a positive impact regular employment — to such conclusion, other scientists who study the processes of aging at the University of Texas at Dallas. They ran tests to check memory, thinking and processing of information and found that people with a tight work schedule showed better results.