Nightmares can lead to early detection of mental illness in the elderly, research shows
Nightmares are a nightmare for almost everyone, but new research suggests that these types of nightmares can lead to early detection of Parkinson’s disease in some older people.
Although early diagnosis of Parkinson’s disease is helpful, early detection of the risk is very difficult and requires many expensive tests or non-specific tests such as diabetes.
“Although we need more research in this area, nightmares can indicate that people who grow up without a clear stimulus, If they experience a change in their dreams with age, they should seek medical advice.
In the study, Otaiko’s team analyzed data from more than 3,800 older men in the United States who participated in the 12-year study. At the beginning of the study, men provided extensive information about their sleep.
The study found 91 cases of Parkinson’s disease in men. People who reported frequent nightmares at the start of the study were twice as likely to have Parkinson’s as others.