People diagnosed with Parkinson's disease may experience anxiety for several years before the first characteristic symptoms of the disease appear.

Nightmares and nightmares could be the first warning signs of developing Parkinson's disease, say University of Birmingham researchers.

The new study was published in the journal lineClinicalMedicineˮ, Telegrafi reports.

Nightmares have never been researched as an indicator of illness

Although it is very helpful to diagnose Parkinson's disease early, the risk indicators are very few and many of them require expensive hospital tests or are very common and nonspecific, such as diabetes.

It is clear that we need to do further research in this area, but identifying the importance of nightmares and nightmares may indicate that individuals experiencing changes in their dreams in old age, without any apparent cause, should seek medical advice. - stressed dr.

Abidemi Otaiku from the Center for Human Brain Health at the University of Birmingham.

There are twice as many chances of developing the disease when nightmares occur

The research team used data from a large study done in the United States, which contained data over a 12-year period, for 3,818 elderly men living alone.

At the beginning of the study, men completed a series of questionnaires, one of which included a question about sleep quality.

Participants who reported nightmares at least once a week were then monitored at the end of the study to see if they were more likely to be diagnosed with Parkinson's disease.

During the follow-up period, 91 cases of Parkinson's disease were diagnosed.

The researchers found that participants who often had nightmares were twice as likely to develop the disease as those who did not.

Most diagnoses occurred in the first 5 years of the study.

Participants with frequent nightmares during this period were more than three times more likely to develop Parkinson's disease.

Dreams can reveal important information about the structure and function of our brain

The results of the study show that seniors who will one day be diagnosed with Parkinson's disease are more likely to start experiencing drama and nightmares a few years before they develop symptoms characteristic of Parkinson's disease, such as tremors, stiffness and deceleration in motion.

The study also shows that our dreams can reveal important information about the structure and function of our brain and can prove to be an important factor in neuroscience research.

/ Telegraphy /