Poor Sleep Linked to Alzheimer’s?
(Ivanhoe Newswire) –According to new research, getting less sleep and poor sleep quality are associated with abnormal brain imaging findings suggesting Alzheimer disease (AD) in older adults.
Researchers at The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, used data from 70 adults in the Baltimore Longitudinal Study of Aging to examine whether self-reported sleep factors were associated with Αβ deposition (one of the hallmarks of AD), which was measured by brain imaging.
Study participants reported sleep that ranged from more than seven hours to no more than five hours. Reports of lower sleep quality and shorter sleep duration were both associated with greater Αβ buildup.
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SOURCE: JAMA Neurology, October 2013
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