“Can poor sleep lead to Alzheimer’s?,” by Sandee LaMotte, CNN
“One in three Americans doesn’t get enough sleep, and 45% of the world’s population doesn’t, either. The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention calls that a ‘public health problem,’ because disrupted sleep is associated with a higher risk of conditions including diabetes, stroke and cardiovascular disease. . . . A few studies in cognitively normal people and one in mice have shown a connection between chronic sleep disruption and the development of amyloid plaques. The research in mice was particularly interesting because it showed that mice who slept well reduced their levels of beta amyloid, effectively clearing the toxin from their brains.”
LTC Comment (from Stephen A. Moses, President, Center for Long-Term Care Reform):
I’m going to take a nap.
Can poor sleep lead to Alzheimer’s?