Go to Sleep: It May Help Prevent Alzheimer's


'Poor sleep may be an “early warning beacon” or a “distress call” alerting to the beginnings of Alzheimer’s disease, according to new research. While sleep problems are common in Alzheimer’s patients, poor sleep may also be contributing to the disease by driving the buildup of amyloid plaques in the brain, a hallmark of Alzheimer's disease.

Study author Bryce Mander, a postdoctoral fellow at the University of California, Berkeley, told Medicine Net:1

"Sleep appears to be a missing piece in the Alzheimer's puzzle, and enhancing sleep may lessen the cognitive burden that Alzheimer's disease imparts.”'


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