Scientists asked 44 volunteers with apnea and 44 healthy people to remember their childhood, adolescence, and recent past. Among the first group, only 18.9% were able to reproduce the memories well, and among the second group – 53.3%, the survey results say.
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Difficult snoring and apnea are characterized by intermittent breathing during sleep. A person can not breathe for a few seconds, and there are several hundred such episodes all night long. This causes severe oxygen starvation and severely damages health.
Apnea – what is it? Temporary cessation of respiratory movements due to inhibition of the respiratory center located in the medulla, most often as a result of enhanced ventilation of the lungs (after enhanced voluntary or artificial respiration).
The findings of scientists confirmed the brain scan.
Snoring hurts the brain
"Patients with apnea lose a lot of gray matter in areas that are associated with the memory of themselves," said researcher Melinda Jackson.
In addition to poor memory, complicated snoring increases the risk of developing depression and Alzheimer's disease and worsens mental health in general.
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