Bad Sleep Found to Increase Alzheimer's Related Brain Proteins

July 17, 2017 | Courtesy of sciencealert.com

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Scientists have shown that just one night of interrupted sleep causes an increase in brain proteins associated with Alzheimer's disease.

The findings could answer the long-standing question of how disrupted sleep could be linked to Alzheimer's and help protect those who suffer from chronic sleep deprivation – it comes down to the protective function of slow-wave sleep.

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