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Lack of sleep boosts levels of Alzheimer’s proteins

Have you resolved to take better care of yourself in the new year? Here’s a relatively painless way to do it: Catch a few more zzz’s every night. A third of American adults don’t get enough sleep, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Chronic poor sleep has been linked to cognitive decline,

Brain activity ripples linked to creation of long-term memories

While we’re asleep, the brain is working to store new information as long-term memories. Storing a memory likely involves interactions between the brain’s hippocampus and parts of the cortex. Scientists have been trying to determine the precise connections by examining electrical activity within these regions of the brain. When hundreds or thousands of nerve cells,

November 25th, 2017|Categories: Alzheimer's/Dementia, Disease Specific|Tags: , , |

Studies: Better sleep may be important for Alzheimer’s risk

Mon, 07/20/2015 - 6:05pm Lauran Neergaard, AP Medical Writer, Associated Press Graphic shows projection for number of people in U.S. with Alzheimer’s disease; 1c x 3 inches; 46.5 mm x 76 mm;WASHINGTON (AP) — To sleep, perchance to... ward off Alzheimer's? New research suggests poor sleep may increase people's risk of Alzheimer's disease, by spurring

Sleep Links Memories, Drives Immunity, Hikes Height—and More

Tue, 06/02/2015 - 9:41am Cynthia Fox, Science Writer Sleep is critical for formation of memories. (Source: Wikimedia)As we spend one-third of our lives asleep, it better be for a good reason, actor and science host Alan Alda said at the World Science Festival (WSF) in New York City last week.It is. According to sleep specialists