Study To Clarify Link Between Sleep Problems, Alzheimer’s Disease In Humans

On its “Morning Edition” program and in its “Shots” blog, NPR (1/5, Hamilton) reported on “growing evidence that a lack of sleep can leave the brain vulnerable to Alzheimer’s disease.” Brain scientists at the Oregon Health & Science University are “about to launch a study of people that should clarify the link between sleep problems and Alzheimer’s disease in humans.” Evidence in mice suggests that in “animals that don’t get enough solid shut-eye,” toxins related to Alzheimer’s “can build up and damage the brain.”

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— “Lack Of Deep Sleep May Set The Stage For Alzheimer’s,” Jon Hamilton, National Public Radio, January 4, 2016.

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