Do you watch your sleep pattern or do you find it difficult to continue with unbroken sound sleep for continuous hours? If so watch. There has been reports about people suffering from disturbed sleep so as to wake up more than 5 times during sleep. Scientists from American Academy of Neurology says that amyloid plaques developed in the brain due to disturbed sleep may cause Alzheimer's disease later in your life.
Though plenty of research is yet needed on the subject, the connection established between sleep pattern and cognitive efficiency is worth noticeable. The study now has to be undertaken to ascertain whether sleep disturbance is a cause or reason for it.
However, it is necessary for us to take our sleep pattern seriously and to understand the reasons for disturbances occurring during sleep if any.